Former Hull Selectman Joan Meschino is the new State Representative for the Third Plymouth district (Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, and North Scituate).
Joan is an experienced, qualified leader with a proven record of accomplishment that ranges from her leadership on the South Shore to advocacy for progressive causes on Beacon Hill.
Many know Joan from her years of public service across the South Shore. She's a lifelong resident of the district and worked as a sternman on her father's lobster boat to put herself through Harvard University and then later earned her Juris Doctor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.
Meschino served two terms as a Selectman in Hull and currently serves on the Metropolitan Area Planning Council's Executive Committee, Metropolitan Beaches Commission, and Hull Capital Outlay Committee.
In addition to advocacy on a local level, Meschino has spent her professional career fighting for progressive causes across Massachusetts. Most recently, she served as Executive Director for the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Inc., a public interest law center that promotes equal rights and opportunities for Massachusetts residents. Under her leadership and management, Massachusetts Appleseed's influence and impact in access to justice policy has increased dramatically.
She was honored with a "2014 Top Women in Law" award by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Meschino has also been an effective advocate during her service on the Board of Directors of the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts. She currently serves on the WBA's Women's Leadership Initiative and on the Massachusetts Bar Association's Access to Justice Section Council.