Adrian Madaro is a Massachusetts Democratic politician serving as the State Representative for Massachusetts’s 1st Suffolk District. Prior to serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Madaro was the chief of staff for his predecessor Rep. Carlo Basile. Following Basile’s resignation in 2015 Madaro ran for Basile’s former position and during a special election Madaro won the seat for State Representative in April 2015 and has served since. Madaro currently acts as the Chair of the Boston Delegation, a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the following Joint Committees: Marijuana policy; Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy; Ways and Means; and Transportation.
Madaro is a first generation American and a lifelong East Boston resident. His father is an immigrant from Venice, and he attributes his father’s story of adjustment to life in the United States as a prominent factor in developing his persistence and willingness to give back to the community. Madaro’s mother is an East Boston native whose political activism within East Boston and the Eagle Hill neighborhood got Madaro engaged in politics at a young age.
Madaro attended high school at Boston Latin School and as a Ward Fellow, he interned under the Chief of Environment and Energy Services. After graduating high school in 2007, Madaro attended Tufts University, where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Child Development and his Master’s in Public Policy and Urban Planning. At Tufts, Madaro applied for the Miller Fellowship and interned under New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at her office in Washington D.C.
As a strong advocate for affordable transportation, Madaro pushed for the restoration of late night bus service on the MBTA, expressing concerns over urban low-income workers whose workdays finish after MBTA services end and are subject to paying higher costs for other forms of transportation to get home. Madaro is a supporter for LGBTQ equality and regularly attends East Boston’s Gay Pride Flag Raising Ceremony held at Piers Park. In addition, Rep. Madaro presses for equity and raising the minimum wage.