Meet Mike Gatlin


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Mike Gatlin, local attorney and lifetime resident of Framingham is running for State Representative with a platform that promotes new opportunities in Framingham, facilitates progress in helping the district maximize its potential, improves environmental friendliness throughout the community, enables achievement in education at every level and inspires community development from Irving Street to Nobscot.


A Framingham native, Mike Gatlin has worked as a community advocate and lawyer for 36 years. Prior to practicing law, Mike received his Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude from Framingham State College.

Mike has a longstanding commitment to public service and has been involved in the MetroWest community and Framingham for over 30 years. He has founded and served on various boards and committees, including the Framingham State University Foundation, South Middlesex Bar Association, two Framingham Public School Superintendent search committees, a Barbieri Elementary School Principal search committee, and as Barbieri Elementary School’s PTO president. He has been a proud “Daisy Dad” troop leader, President of the Board at Plymouth House Nursery School.

During his 30 years as a community advocate, Mike has had a significant impact on the community. On the local level, Mike has brought comprehensive resources and support to some of the most vulnerable members of our community through his work founding the MetroWest AIDS Consortium and then-Harbinger House (now, Wayside Youth & Family Support Network). Mike has also taken part in service trips to New Orleans to help rebuild the following the devastation after Hurricane Katrina. It is these experiences, among others, that has informed his innovative approach to community development.

Mike is the Chair of Directors for Downtown Framingham, Inc. and has held similar positions on the Framingham Public Library Foundation, and the Framingham Education Foundation. He served on Mayor Spicer’s transition team and the By-Law Review team, to ensure a smooth, rapid, and safe transition for the residents of Framingham into a city government. Mike’s strong believe in progressive causes and vision for Framingham have resulted in growth across the city and the first major investments downtown Framingham has seen in forty years.

Mike, and his wife Judy, have been married for 31 years and reside on Salem End Road. Mike and Judy have proudly raised three children in the Framingham community, all of whom have attended Framingham Public Schools. Mike is a proud father, husband, advocate for social issues, and a devoted public servant.


Professional experience

  • Practicing Attorney in Framingham for over 36 years 
  • Special Town Counsel (Town of Framingham)
  • Board of Directors, Framingham State University Foundation 
  • Former President South Middlesex Bar Association 
  • Former Co-Chair, Real Property Section of MA Bar Association


For Framingham

  • Member of the Mayor’s transition team, City of Framingham

  • By-Law Review Team for City Transition

  • Chair, Framingham Economic Development Investment Corporation

  • Chair, Framingham Downtown, Inc.

  • Board of Directors, Framingham Public Library Foundation Board of Directors

  • Framingham Education Foundation Member

  • Framingham Public School Superintendent Search Committees

  • Member, School Principal Search Committee

  • PTO President, Barbieri Elementary School

  • Associate Member, Framingham Planning Board






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