Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Genevieve Fraser for 2nd Franklin State Representative 2012

Genevieve Fraser - Democrat
Candidate for MA State Representative
2nd Franklin District
 Athol, Belchertown, Erving, Gill, New Salem, Orange, 
Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, Templeton, Warwick and Wendell.

Economic Development - Renewable Energy 
Environmental Safeguards

Hiking within the Quabbin Watershed

Orange, Massachusetts

University of New Hampshire, B.A.; Brandeis University, M.F.A.

  • College Faculty - University of Phoenix Online
  • Franklin County Farm to School Forum, Organizer
  • Author, World War II nonfiction novel, “In the Claw of the Tiger.” 
  • Mount Wachusett Community College Staff
  • Aide to retired MA State Senator Robert D. Wetmore
  • Chair, Gardner to Greenfield - Northern Tier Transit Coalition (1997-2001)
  • Resulted in the LINK BUS SYSTEM
  • Planner, Private Industry Council
  • Environmental Technical Writer
  • Freelance Journalist
  • Exhibits Developer, New England Science Center
  • Editor, Today Paper of Greater Lawrence
  • Continuity and Promo Writer, New Hampshire Television Network (PBS) 
    A MA Environmental Commendation was presented to Fraser at the Quabbin Reservoir during the 1985 Acid Rain Awareness Week for her commitment to the preservation and protection of the Commonwealth's Natural Resources. "This has been a life-long commitment - something that I have dedicated my life to."

LIFE Magazine Nov. 1983 featured "Rally Round the Quabbin Against Acid Rain."  Genevieve and her daughter, Rebekah, can be seen in the center.
Awarded MA Environmental Commendation 
for Acid Rain Awareness Events 

Fraser's environmental theater book, "EcoTheater for the Global Village" is featured on the national Sierra Club's website(Click to view.) - The book features three plays, including Fraser's "Giants in the Wilderness" which was commissioned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the state's forest and park system.  Drama critic Richard Duckett, writing for the Worcester (MA) Telegram and Gazette, characterized "Wilderness" as a history lesson. "By 1896, the destruction of America's forest wilderness had become so rampant many people believed that unless something was done soon, there wouldn't be any wilderness left... Three naturalists - John Muir, Charles Sprague Sargent and Gifford Pinchot - had divergent opinions on the best way to save them."


Town of Orange:
Conservation Commission
Governance Committee 
Orange Cultural Council

Artistic Director,
The Drama Circle

"Lincoln: The Musical" 
by Dr. Michael Riccards

Organizer - Quabbin Civil War Remembrance Day - July 4, 2012


  • Massachusetts Wood Producers Association, Board (2011-2012)
  • Athol-Orange Community Television Station, Associate Board (2011)
  • American Legion Auxiliary (Barre), member 1980s-2012)
  • WRI, Inc. RCAP Solutions (2002)
  • Artistic Director, MWCC Drama Circle (1996-2002)
  • MA Rural Development Council (1998-2002)
  • Greater Gardner Community Action Council (2000-02)
  • Interim Coordinator, Massachusetts Wood in Transportation Program (1998)
  • Organizer, MA Acid Rain Awareness (1984-85)
  • Chair, Quabbin Regional Task Force against Drug and Alcohol Abuse ( 1983-86)

Organizer, President Gerald Ford's visit to Hampstead, NH


Town of Barre Board of Health (1987-1990), 
Conservation Commissioner (1982-85), 
Solid Waste Study Committee (1985-87), 
Democratic Town Committee (1984 – 1990); 
Chair, Hubbardston Democratic Town Committee;
Vice-Chair, Hampstead, NH Republican Town Committee 


Pen name - G. Thomson Fraser
"In the Claw of the Tiger" based in the true story of Athol resident, Porky LaCoste a survivor of the World War II Bataan Death March and prisoner-of-war camps in the Philippines and Japan.