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About William

Bill first learned about the importance of civic life around the kitchen table with his family.  As a family of teachers and teamsters, doctors and nurses, the Sweeneys and the Kirwins stressed the importance of participation in the political process as a bedrock value.  That meant not just voting but actively supporting Democrats up and down the ticket like Jim Shannon, Paul Sheehy, Ted Kennedy and others who were committed to the core values of community, the environment, helping those less fortunate, and doing what is best for the Common Good.  
Bill's path took him to the University of Massachusetts where he majored in Social Thought and Political Economy with an emphasis on economics, politics and history and he learned economic and political theory.  Right out of college, he worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide for Democrats Congressman Meehan and later as as legislative analyst on Beacon Hill for Rep. Peter Larkin and the Committee on Taxation.  
For the last 22 years, Bill has worked in the private sector for companies of various sizes and has been Chief Technology Officer and Chief Security Officer for several private equity backed healthcare technology and services businesses.  In the private sector, Bill has dealt with many real-world issues ranging from balancing business and employee interests under escalating healthcare costs, to job creation in growing and shrinking economies, all while still creating value for shareholders and employees.  Most recently Bill has been helping hospitals and providers in streamlining operations and improving liquidity in the complex world of health insurance.  
Bill is a dad with two daughters that have gone through the Lexington School system (they are a Bowman - Clarke  - LHS family!).  Abigail is a senior and will be attending Rhodes College in the fall and Hannah will be a junior. Bill coached girl's lacrosse for seven seasons through the Lexington Youth Lacrosse program and today loves to watch the LHS Varsity and JV teams play with many of his former players. 
Bill is an over twenty-year resident of Lexington and is running for office for the first time to leverage his unique combination of business experience and progressive social policy on behalf of the people of the 15th Middlesex District.


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