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"I'm running for State Senator in the First Essex district to move the communities of Haverhill, Methuen and Lawrence forward!”

- Pavel Payano

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Add your name to our campaign today!

Thanks for joining Team Pavel!

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Pavel's Story

The son of immigrant Lawrencians who dedicated decades to the LPS system, Pavel Payano learned from a very young age, the importance of hard work and the value of a quality education. He also witnessed, by way of strong unions, that communal success is possible when we share a commitment to serving others. 


He took these values with him through his time as a student at Lawrence High School and UMass Amherst, serving constituents in Rep. Niki Tsongas' office, and creating innovative programs like the Mill City Leadership Institute and the Greater Lawrence Young Professionals organization.


Most recently, Payano served as an At-Large Lawrence City Councilor, proudly dedicating the last eleven years fighting for the resources our communities deserve. Prior to being elected to the Council in 2017, Payano was a member and the 2012- 2014 Vice-Chair of the Lawrence School Committee.

As your next State Senator, I promise to build upon my proven track record of fearless advocacy and advance policies that fuel equitable economic growth, create housing, address environmental and transportation challenges, accelerate COVID recovery, and ensure 

every child receives a quality education across the K-16 continuum.



- Pavel Payano


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"Pavel understands what it takes to create transformational change.
I know he will be a strong partner and a fearless advocate. I look forward to working with him as we fight for working class families."

Andy Vargas

State Representative 


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