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Paul Heroux

Paul Heroux
Born Taunton, Massachusetts
Residence Attleboro, Massachusetts
Alma mater Harvard School of Government - MPA in Public Administration
London School of Economics - MSc in International Relations
University of Pennsylvania -
MS in Criminology
University of Southern California- BA in Psychology & Neuroscience
Occupation Massachusetts State Representative
Political party
Democratic Party
House Profile/Campaign Website

Paul Heroux (born Taunton, Massachusetts, 1976) is an American politician who is the State Representative from the Second Bristol District, Massachusetts, first elected in 2012.

Political career

Paul Heroux was first elected in November of 2012 as the State Representative from the Second Bristol District, Massachusetts. Heroux won his primary with over 78% of the vote.[1] He then defeated Republican incumbent George T. Ross with over 58% of the vote.[2] Representative-elect Heroux was sworn in as freshmen representative on January 2, 2013.[3] On November 4, 2014 Paul was elected to a second term with 61% of the vote over local businessman and Tea Party member Burt Buckley.[4]

Personal life

Heroux was raised in Attleboro to small business drug store owners. He was awarded the 'Most Genuine' class superlative from his 1995 high school class for a complete abstinence to alcohol and drugs. Heroux holds two Ivy League master's degrees from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively, a master's from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California.[5]

Heroux is known for his knowledge of crime policy, government performance measurement, mental health advocacy, and Middle East affairs.[6]