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|About||I'm Beej Das and I'd like to be the next U.S. Congressman from the Massachusetts 3rd Congressional District. Looking forward to your ideas and comments.|
My name is Beej Das and it would be my honor to serve you as the next US Representative from the Third District of Massachusetts. My story is an evolving compilation of experiences, acquired knowledge, and good stable judgment from you. In fact, it is you - my family, friends and fellow citizens – that inspire my story and compel me to run.
My parents both immigrated to America to build a better life for me. I was born in Woburn, Massachusetts in the early 1970's and raised in the Merrimack Valley. I am proud to say that my mother Mitra has been a professor at UMass Lowell for 45 years and co-founded the sociology department there. She's been a union member of the Massachusetts Teacher's Association since the early 1970s. Back then, women didn't have many protections or benefits at work; mom was back at work the third day after my birth. Needless to say, when daycare was an issue, I'd get a day at Coburn Hall in Lowell with mom.
I graduated from Pike in Andover, Brooks in North Andover, and attended UMass Lowell before graduating with my Political Science degree from Middlebury in Vermont. I worked at my dad Mukti'stechnology and engineering company in Lawrence during high school and college. It was then that I won a large contract for the United States Navy for advanced linguistic systems at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; becoming the youngest person in history to do so. I was active as a volunteer in a few political campaigns, was the President of the Young Democrats, and worked with Planned Parenthood.
After college, I worked at Fidelity Investments in Marlborough helping people with their 401k plans -- the same plans some in Congress want to drastically curtail. I earned my law degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and became the law clerk to Judge Benson Everett Legg of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland where I helped decide cases ranging from civil rights, affirmative action and discrimination, commerc