A Charlestown woman has been named as the new Executive Director of the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus.
Samantha Washburn-Baronie, who previously served as the MWPC's acting executive director and associate director, was appointed to the new role last week, the MWPC said.
"For over 40 years, MWPC has been the leader in helping to get more women elected to public office in Massachusetts," Washburn-Baronie said in a statement. "I am humbled and elated to be part of this legacy. As we approach an exciting and competitive election season, we have a chance to elect a woman to nearly every statewide office on Beacon Hill. It is an honor to be apart of this living history."
Washburn-Baronie, a Medway native, currently lives in Charlestown and previously served as a legislative aide at the Massachusetts State House to State Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick).
In her previous roles at MWPC, she worked on establishing and strengthening coalition efforts with organizations focused on equality for women, and also helped to re-elect City Councilor At Large Ayanna Pressley and elect City Councilor At-Lage Michelle Wu to the Boston City Council.
"I am thrilled to work alongside Samantha Washburn-Baronie as she takes on this important leadership role with the Caucus," MWPC Board President Patricia Lynch said in a statement. "Samantha has the enthusiasm, organization and passion to lead MWPC in the right direction. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are confident that MWPC will continue to grow and expand under Samantha's guidance."