Alex Pratt is a two-term member of the Littleton School Committee and a member of the Democratic State Committee representing the Middlesex & Worcester District. For the better part of a decade, Alex has immersed himself in public policy at the local, state, and federal level. He firmly believes in the power of progressive politics to help people in need and affect positive social change.
Since joining the School Committee, Alex has been a consistent voice for improved mental health support for students, smaller class sizes, and a community-inclusive budgeting process. His advocacy contributed to Littleton adding an additional full-time school psychologist and new classroom teachers at the elementary school, helping to alleviate growing class sizes in a district that already exceeds the state average number of students per teacher.
Alex’s work has been published in the Littleton Independent, the Lowell Sun, and the Boston Globe. He was quoted extensively by MTV News as a representative of the Start School Later National Advisory Board in a piece about the CDC’s recommendation that school start at 8:30am or later. The founder of Transgender Student Rights, a nonprofit working to address the needs of transgender students and improve their educational outcomes, he also serves on The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)’s National Advisory Committee. He has been involved in numerous campaigns and progressive organizations, most recently as an electoral consultant for MassEquality during the 2014 election cycle.
Alex is a lifelong Littleton resident and attended Littleton Public Schools for the entirety of his K-12 education. While still in high school, he advised the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, a role in which he testified on anti-bullying legislation, spoke to at-risk students about the dangers of dropping out, and worked to improve state regulations on evaluations for teachers, principals, and superintendents.
Now 23, Alex works as a legislative aide in the Massachusetts House of Representatives while taking night classes at the University of Massachusetts – Boston to finish his bachelor's in sociology.