Deirdre Cummings is MASSPIRG’s Legislative Director. Deirdre has led campaigns to get lead out of drinking water at schools and daycare centers, protect student loan borrowers from deceptive and predatory lending practices, improve public records law and require all state spending to be transparent, reduce costs of health insurance and prescription drugs, and more. Deirdre also oversees a Consumer Action Center in Weymouth, Mass., which has mediated 18,000 complaints and returned $5 million to Massachusetts consumers since 1989. Deirdre currently resides in Maynard, Mass. Over the years, as an organizer, she has visited all but one of the state’s 351 towns (Gosnold being the exception). She is a 1986 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.