Alex grew up in Quincy and moved to the Town of Abington in Plymouth County in 1987 when his son Brian was four years old. Alex coached soccer, baseball and basketball when his son was young and immediately felt a connection to the community he calls home. Alex and his wife Lisa are proud small business owners, operating a building and remodeling company and a commercial solar and LED lighting company. As a small business owner, Alex understands the challenges local entrepreneurs face in this state.
Alex is committed to public service, serving over the last three decades in a number of important community roles, including on the Abington Conservation Commission, the Abington Water Commission, and being elected to two terms on the Abington Board of Selectman.
Alex has a record of leading successful regional cooperation while serving in local government. In 2017 while serving on the Abington Water Commission Alex re-negotiated Abington’s sewer agreement with Brockton, increasing the amount of capacity that the town had access to. This allowed Abington to approve new commercial and residential developments for the first time in 8 years. The agreement not only grew the town’s tax base, but also demonstrated how important regional collaboration is to our larger local economy. In 2021, Alex was part of the Selectboard that approved new investments in the Rockland-Abington water district that will increase the amount of water available to both communities. In that same term as Selectman, Alex also supported Abington’s successful bid to join the Holbrook Regional Emergency Communications Center, which now serves 9 public safety departments across Norfolk & Plymouth Counties.
In addition to working to improve his community through local government, Alex has also been active in helping his neighbors deal with medical issues and addiction. The Hug Foundation was founded by Alex and Lisa Bezanson shortly after Alex lost his sister Linda to cancer several years ago. HUG, which stands for Help Us Give raises money to help those going through medical treatment or financial hardships. Alex and his wife Lisa also started the Abington Substance Abuse Coalition in 2015, which brought together people in the community to respond to the on-going opioid crisis.
In working for his local government and local charities, Alex saw the need for regional, community-wide responses to the challenges we are facing. That’s why Alex supported the Plymouth County Commissioners’ decision to seek local control of federal funding, and why he believes that our County government can now do even more to improve services and reduce costs. Check out the latest news from the campaign trail in our ‘News’ section, and if you want to support Alex’s campaign, please make a contribution!