|Member of the Massachusetts Senate|
from the Cape and Islands district
|Assumed office |
January 4, 2017
|Preceded by||Dan Wolf|
|Born||January 19, 1986|
|Alma mater||New York University|
Julian Andre Cyr is an American politician, who was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in 2016. A Democrat, he represents the Cape and Islands district. In 2017, Cyr completed John F. Kennedy School of Government program for senior executives in state and local government as a David Bohnett LGBTQ Victory Institute Leadership Fellow.
A native of Truro, Massachusetts, prior to his election to the senate he worked on policy and regulatory affairs for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and served as chair of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Youth.
Cyr won the primary on September 8 against Sheila Lyons. The primary was widely considered competitive, and many lawn signs were seen on Route 6 and throughout Cape Cod. Cyr won the primary 55% to 38%.
Cyr won the general election on November 8 against Tony Schiavi, after winning 57% to 43%.
- "Political Notes: Cyr already at work on Beacon Hill". Cape Cod Times, November 22, 2016.
- "State Senate Candidate: Julian Cyr". Vineyard Gazette, October 27, 2016.
- "People in place to help gay Cape teens deal with still-persistent backlash". Cape Cod Times, February 3, 2013.
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