Elected in November 2010, Russell Holmes represents Massachusetts’ Sixth Suffolk District, which includes a portion of the communities of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Roslindale, and Jamaica Plain.
At an early age, Representative Holmes learned the importance of community involvement from one of his first mentors in life, Lenzer Evans. Mr. Evans owned Brigham’s Ice Cream in Mattapan Square, which provided the first employment opportunity for many young people in the community, including Representative Holmes. Mr. Evans taught all his young employees that work was not just a means for getting ahead, but that they must also leave the community better than the way they found it. From the small corner bench in his shop, Mr. Evans met with state and city leaders to discuss policy and public affairs. Mr. Evans encouraged Representative Holmes to participate as well.
Barr Climate Program Co-Director Mary Skelton Roberts interviews State Representative Russell Holmes and A Better City CEO Rick Dimino, members of a newly-formed advisory committee for BostonBRT.