Zoom With State Senator John Velis
10AM, July 29th
Senator Velis was first elected in a special election in April of 2014 to represent his hometown of Westfield in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Senator Velis served in the House of Representatives until May of 2020 when he was elected in special election as State Senator of the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District.
He attended Westfield High School, then went on to earn a BS at the University of South Florida, and a JD at Suffolk University Law School. He served as an intern for the Hampden County DA’s office, Hampden County Superior Court, the Mass. State Treasurer’s Office, and the White House before settling down to practice law with his Uncle, Ret. Judge Peter Velis.
Senator Velis is also a Veteran of the United States Military and served two tours in Afghanistan, overseeing all ISAF-NATO rule of law efforts throughout the Zabul province in the war-torn nation. He is currently a Captain in the United States Army Reserve and recently deployed to Afghanistan for a second time in June of 2018.