Following in his family’s footsteps, Joe has spent his life as a dedicated public servant. His father and his grandfather both served in Everett city government. Raised in a family that gave much to their community, and inspired by his father, a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army, Joe too ran for office and served as both an Everett City Councilor and an Alderman. He was twice elected by his peers as President of the Board of City Council.
Joe was elected as Everett’s State Representative in November 2014, after defeating the incumbent in the Democratic Primary Election. Since then, Joe has brought the experience he’s garnered from public service, and as a small business owner, to fight for everybody who lives in Everett, especially in his role as the Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Housing. Always accessible to constituents, respected by leadership on Beacon Hill, and with a wealth of private and public experience, it’s not surprising that Joe McGonagle has quickly become one of the most effective state representatives in the Greater Boston area.
In his first two terms, McGonagle has worked to ensure that Everett gets the resources and funding it deserves from the State House. Working with leaders like Speaker Bob DeLeo, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, and Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, McGonagle has secured over $1 million for programs such as workforce training, funding to revitalize Everett’s waterfront, and other services such as those for Everett seniors. Joe McGonagle fought to protect seniors by securing an $2.9 million in the state budget for funding for Local Councils on Aging to provide seniors with expanded healthcare and housing services.
Not only does Joe have a strong record of advocating for Everett at the State House, but he also has deep roots in the community. Joe’s construction business, J&M Build Corp, has a reputation as professional, diverse company that provides top-quality work. It has also given Joe a keen understanding of the time, effort and expense of navigating the pathways of government. Joe McGonagle has brought honesty and integrity back to Everett after the previous two state representatives were plagued by scandals. One former representative was convicted of voter fraud, while the other was sued by a former employee for withholding pay, and accused of mocking a disabled child.
Joe is running for re-election because Everett deserves representatives who have the experience, relationships and work ethic that will allow them to deliver for you and your family. Joe understands the city of Everett and he has the experience and intelligence to help bring the city to even greater heights in the years ahead.
As Everett establishes itself as an up-and-coming city, Joe wants the opportunity to keep serving it and its citizens. He plans on working hard to earn your vote on Tuesday, September 4th.
Education & Public Service
- Pope John XXIII High School, EverettFormer City Councilor-at-Large, City of Everett
- Former Member and President, Board of Aldermen, City of Everett
- E-Club, Everett; Member of the Elks
- Everett Chamber of Commerce
- State Representative, 28th Middlesex District