20 Massachusetts Mayors Endorse Ed Markey for U.S. Senate
City Leaders Join Recent Series of Major Endorsements For Markey
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
NEWTON – The Ed Markey for U.S. Senate campaign today announced the endorsements of 20 mayors across the Commonwealth—from North Adams to Boston—adding to the growing list of supporters who are working to ensure that Senator Markey will continue leading on the issues that matter most to the people of Massachusetts.
Mayors from Worcester, to Woburn, to Easthampton, and Somerville signed a joint letter in support of the Senator’s re-election, including city leaders from:
Mayor Paul Heroux – Attleboro
Mayor Marty Walsh – Boston
Mayor Robert Sullivan – Brockton
Mayor Nicole LaChapelle – Easthampton
Mayor Stephen DiNatale – Fitchburg
Mayor James Fiorentini – Haverhill
Mayor Dan Rivera – Lawrence
Mayor Tom McGee – Lynn
Mayor Gary Christenson – Malden
Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn – Medford
Mayor Paul Brodeur – Melrose
Mayor Donna Holaday – Newburyport
Mayor David Narkewicz – Northampton
Mayor Tom Bernard – North Adams
Mayor Linda Tyer – Pittsfield
Mayor Tom Koch – Quincy
Mayor Brian Arrigo – Revere
Mayor Joe Curtatone – Somerville
Mayor Scott Galvin – Woburn
Mayor Joseph Petty – Worcester
“As we work to improve the lives of every resident across our Commonwealth, we are grateful to have such a strong partner at the federal level advocating for our communities,” the mayors said in the endorsement letter. “We are proud to stand as ‘Mayors for Markey,’ and we hope you’ll join us in supporting Senator Markey, a progressive and visionary leader for Massachusetts, this September.”
The letter also added, “Over the last six years, Senator Markey has taken the time to get to know our communities on a deeply personal level, never missing an opportunity to listen to our residents’ stories on the ground. He has heard our unique and specific needs, and has continually gone out and delivered for our families.”
The mayors’ support follows a string of major, progressive endorsements this week, including former Massachusetts Governor Mike Dukakis and advocate and author Kitty Dukakis, seven members of the Cambridge Massachusetts legislative delegation, and three national progressive organizations – the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the NRDC Action Fund, and Peace Action.
“I am honored to have the support of such strong and passionate leaders for our communities,” Senator Markey said. “Over the last six years, I have been proud to work with our mayors on a variety of issues, ranging from local infrastructure projects, to community development programs, and securing funding for our residents’ public safety. I look forward to the work that we will continue to do together.”
In just the first few weeks of 2020, Senator Markey made stops in almost 30 cities and towns across the state—from Haverhill to Pittsfield, to Acton, and Worcester.
Senator Markey has served in the United States Senate since winning the special election in 2013 and has amassed a deep record on environmental, climate, gun safety, and consumer protection issues. His leadership has led to the expansion of opioid recovery and treatment services, strengthening online privacy laws, and historic investments in medical and health research. Raised in Malden, Ed Markey has always stood up for the priorities of Massachusetts.
Liz Vlock, Press Secretary