Juan Sanchez is a lifelong Holyoke resident and passionate community activist. His commitment to public service comes from his own personal experiences.
He has worked on numerous campaigns and initiatives throughout the city and the region to advance progress on issues impacting marginalized communities. He has advocated to meet people’s basic human needs for decent housing, jobs with living wages, economic assistance, safety, human rights including LGBTQ equal rights, social equity, and more.
Juan has run for city council in Holyoke, and for Secretary of the Commonwealth in 2018, making him the first Puerto Rican candidate for this office in Massachusetts history. Juan is proud to have held the position of president of the board at Nueva Esperanza, a 40 year old agency serving the city of Holyoke. He has a degree in Education from Springfield Technical Community College (STCC). Juan currently assists people experiencing homelessness to find housing with a regional agency.
Juan Sanchez wants to bring his commitment to giving voice to those so long unheard by Beacon Hill to the top elections office.
"Now more than ever, Massachusetts needs to ensure fair and equitable elections in a time when our nation seems to be going in different directions" My goals for office include:
-Ensuring the underprivileged and under-represented groups have a voice on Beacon Hill
-Progressive electoral and campaign finance reform
-Improve voter education by delivering information in multiple languages
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“I endorse Juan because he knows where the interests of the working class lies!”
September 10, 2022
Today Juan Sanchez turns 33 years old. Juan is not only the first Puerto Rican to run for Secretary, but if elected would be the youngest Secretary of the Commonwealth. Juan will use his vigor and energy to engage the youth, the working class, non-English speakers, and more to participate in the democratic process and further diversify the voter base in MA. Juan will be a breath of fresh air on Beacon Hill, and we all know how much that is needed! DONATE $33 TODAY to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Juan Sanchez!!!