Meet Dave | Dave Cavell for Congress

Meet Dave

I was born and raised in Brookline and I went to Tufts, where I met my best friend: my wife Kate. Since graduating, I’ve spent my life in public service, staying true to my Jewish faith and my family’s example.

My mother has spent decades as a progressive community leader, and a public interest lawyer protecting low-income clients and children. My dad, who we lost last year, was the son of Polish immigrants. He was the first to go to college in his family, and through grit and determination, he became a celebrated scholar and author. He was an even better father and role model. My dad showed us what it means to fight for social justice: in 1964, he traveled down to Mississippi to teach at Tougaloo College and fight for civil rights in the Freedom Summer.

I’m running for Congress because we need to restore the rule of law in Washington and deliver bold, transformational change for people in this entire district.

I learned how to help a good President make real, meaningful change. I helped President Obama and First Lady Obama tell your stories, explaining why we needed to protect the Affordable Care Act, support immigrant communities, and defend national LGBTQ+ marriage equality.

I also learned how to stop a bad President in his tracks. While I served with Attorney General Healey, the office sued President Trump and his reckless administration more than 50 times — to stop the discriminatory Muslim travel ban, to defend the Affordable Care Act, to end the family separation policy at the southern border, to protect our air and water, as well as reproductive care for more than 50 million women.

A lot of our work recognized that some of our challenges started long before the 2016 election. We put Purdue Pharma out of business and made confronting the opioid crisis our top priority. We fought for workers cheated out of wages and students cheated by for-profit schools. We defended Massachusetts’ state assault weapons ban, we helped protect our fishing industry on the South Coast, and we made the case that investing in clean energy is a win for our economy, our communities, and the planet.

Our district needs someone who is ready to go to Washington and get to work on all that and more. I’m ready for this fight, and I need you in this with me.

I hope to meet you soon. I’d love to talk more about this work and what matters to your and your family.

Meet Dave

I was born and raised in Brookline and I went to Tufts, where I met my best friend: my wife Kate. Since graduating, I’ve spent my life in public service, staying true to my Jewish faith and my family’s example.

My mother has spent decades as a progressive community leader, and a public interest lawyer protecting low-income clients and children. My dad, who we lost last year, was the son of Polish immigrants. He was the first to go to college in his family, and through grit and determination, he became a celebrated scholar and author. He was an even better father and role model. My dad showed us what it means to fight for social justice: in 1964, he traveled down to Mississippi to teach at Tougaloo College and fight for civil rights in the Freedom Summer.

I’m running for Congress because we need to restore the rule of law in Washington and deliver bold, transformational change for people in this entire district.

I learned how to help a good President make real, meaningful change. I helped President Obama and First Lady Obama tell your stories, explaining why we needed to protect the Affordable Care Act, support immigrant communities, and defend national LGBTQ+ marriage equality.

I also learned how to stop a bad President in his tracks. While I served with Attorney General Healey, the office sued President Trump and his reckless administration more than 50 times — to stop the discriminatory Muslim travel ban, to defend the Affordable Care Act, to end the family separation policy at the southern border, to protect our air and water, as well as reproductive care for more than 50 million women.

A lot of our work recognized that some of our challenges started long before the 2016 election. We put Purdue Pharma out of business and made confronting the opioid crisis our top priority. We fought for workers cheated out of wages and students cheated by for-profit schools. We defended Massachusetts’ state assault weapons ban, we helped protect our fishing industry on the South Coast, and we made the case that investing in clean energy is a win for our economy, our communities, and the planet.

Our district needs someone who is ready to go to Washington and get to work on all that and more. I’m ready for this fight, and I need you in this with me.

I hope to meet you soon. I’d love to talk more about this work and what matters to your and your family.