Meet the Staff

Patrick Johnson, Chief of Staff - Pat has extensive experience in organizing, policy, and Cape politics. Prior to joining Senator Cyr’s staff, Pat worked for New Politics, advising Veterans and AmeriCorps alums on how to run for office. In the 2016 cycle, he served as a consultant on several successful Massachusetts races. He also worked tirelessly to elect Mr. Cyr. Previously he served as an aide to Governor Deval Patrick and Newton Mayor Setti Warren. He is a former Chairman of Governor Patrick’s Statewide Youth Council, as well as an Eagle Scout and an Americorps alum. A Brewster native, Pat cut his teeth in politics at Nauset Regional High School, where he was inspired by the 2006 campaign of Deval Patrick. He holds a degree from Suffolk University.

Pat can be reached at 617-722-1570 or Patrick.Johnson@masenate.gov

Jordan Velozo, Legislative Director and General Counsel - A recent graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, Jordan brings with her the skills and experience necessary to carry out Senator Cyr’s legislative priorities. Prior to joining Senator Cyr’s staff, Jordan worked in the office of the outgoing-Senator Dan Wolf. Jordan is a Buzzards Bay resident and grew up working in her parents’ small business. Her policy interests include mental health, substance abuse, and animal welfare.

Jordan can be reached at 617-722-1570 or Jordan.Velozo@masenate.gov 

Leslie Sandberg, Senior Advisor - Leslie’s thirty year career in the public sector has established her as an expert in strategic communications, public policy, and advocacy. She has advised labor unions, non-profits, political candidates and elected officials how to successfully handle public affairs issues, media relations, campaigns and manage crises. She holds a B.A from Tufts University and a M.A. in Public Policy and Journalism from American University in Washington, D.C. Leslie was a communications consultant to the Cyr Campaign. She lives in Provincetown with her wife, Kass Goodwin.  

Leslie can be reached at Leslie.Sandberg@masenate.gov 

Jeffrey Soares, District Director - Jeff is an Osterville native and current resident. He attended Centerville Elementary School, St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School, and graduated from Sturgis Charter Public School. He attended the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland, where he completed both his undergraduate degree and his Masters’ Degree in Economics. After graduation, he relocated to Melbourne, Australia, where he worked with various governmental and non-profit organizations as an economic researcher and policy analyst.

Jeff can be reached at 617-722-1570 or Jeffrey.Soares@masenate.gov 

Lauren Gottlieb, Constituent Services and Operations Coordinator - Lauren recently graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a B.A in Political Science and in Spanish. Lauren has roots in Mashpee, where her family currently resides. Prior to joining Senator Cyr’s staff, Lauren worked in the office of Representative Sarah Peake, as well as for the MIRA Coalition, where she assisted local immigrants in navigating the citizenship process. Her other areas of interest include bilingual and international education, as well as environmental protection.

Lauren can be reached at 617-722-1570 or Lauren.Gottlieb@masenate.gov 

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