Margaret Busse lives in Acton with her husband Franz and their five children. Margaret is passionate about public service: she brings people together to solve problems and build a better future for all. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and degrees in economics and public policy from Brigham Young University.
As a candidate for the State Senate from the Middlesex and Worcester District, Margaret brings a wealth of public and economic policy experience to the table. She has served in Acton’s town government for the past eight years. Most recently, she chaired Acton’s Finance Committee where she collaborated with the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee to negotiate annual budgets that accomplished town goals while delivering fiscal restraint and accountability to Acton’s taxpayers.
Earlier Margaret led a comprehensive community planning process as chair of the Acton 2020 Committee, bringing a wide and diverse set of constituents together to guide Acton’s future. In addition, she served for four years on Acton's Planning Board, deliberating town zoning and planning issues in order to ensure that Acton remains a vibrant community for both residents and businesses.
Margaret’s professional career includes service with the U.S. Treasury Department as a Presidential Management Fellow. There she developed policy for financial institutions as well as approved low-interest loans and grants to community development financial institutions. She later worked as a nonprofit strategy consultant at both The Bridgespan Group and the Social Innovation Forum. Margaret now leads a series of programs at Harvard Business School designed to increase alumni’s effectiveness in the nonprofit and public sectors. Her husband Franz serves as the Chief Technology Officer of a humanitarian technology company.