Jack Stanton is a 30 year old Provincetown resident running for State Representative to serve the working people of Cape Cod in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He is a service worker, fisherman, and progressive committed to fighting for the long-term health and future of our community.
Jack comes from a union family where his father, John, is an Chief Engineer for the Steamship Authority and his mother, Kerry, is a public school teacher. Jack has two younger siblings; Beau, 29, who lives and works in New York City and Kay, 23, who lives and works in Boston.
Jack was raised on the Upper Cape and is a 2010 graduate of Sandwich High School. He graduated from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in May of 2014 with a degree in International Affairs and a concentration in Comparative Political, Economic, and Social Systems. Committed to making a difference in the world early in his career, Jack worked in International Development where he spent time working at both the World Bank and Forcier Consulting, a small monitoring and evaluation and research consultancy which works in logistically challenging environments across Africa. Jack has lived, worked, and studied in Senegal, France, Egypt and Mozambique, and traveled extensively throughout the years to gain greater perspective on an increasingly complicated world.
Jack moved home in late 2017 after being shocked by the Trump presidency while living as an American abroad. This drove him to want to become more politically active in his home base, the coastal region which raised him. Jack relocated to Provincetown during the COVID 19 pandemic to be closer to friends and become a part of a community which espoused the values he cherishes most; radical empathy, love, and a deeper connection to the natural world.
Since returning home to the Cape, Jack has worked as a commercial offshore lobsterman making six day trips at sea to fish the waters of Georges Bank, as well as waiting tables in order to earn a living in the community he calls home. Jack has organized locally, and most recently was a volunteer with Act on Mass in their People’s House Campaign for greater legislative transparency as well as an active volunteer for Bernie Sanders 2020 Presidential Campaign. He is running to give workers a greater voice in the halls of power, as well to fight for the progressive values this community holds dear at a moment of unprecedented urgency.