Chicopee Mayor John Vieau Endorses Ed Markey for United States Senate
Vieau Joins a Long List of Endorsements from Western Massachusetts
Monday, June 1, 2020
CHICOPEE — Chicopee Mayor John Vieau today announced his endorsement of Ed Markey for re-election to the United States Senate.
Vieau’s support comes as several other officials in the region also announced their support, including: Greenfield Mayor Roxann Wedegartner, Agawam Mayor William Sapelli, Northampton City Council President Gina-Louise Sciarra and City Councilors William Dwight, Karen Foster, Rachel Maiore, John Thorpe; and Easthampton City Councilor At-Large Owen Zaret and District #3 Councilor Tom Peake.
“I continue to support Senator Markey because I know how much he cares about Western Mass and the City of Chicopee,” said Mayor Vieau.
Since taking office, Mayor Vieau has focused on economic development, affordable housing, and implementing new recycling and sustainability programs throughout the city.
“Western Massachusetts needs advocates like Mayor Vieau who are committed to serving their communities,” said Senator Markey. “He has been a true difference-maker for this city, fighting for a sustainable environment and constantly working to further develop the city economically. Working with Mayor Vieau has been an honor, and I am proud to have his endorsement in this race.”
In April, Senator Markey secured $69,000 in federal grants under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for the Westover ARB/Metropolitan Airport in Chicopee. The grant comes as airports are struggling to support their workers and continue essential services amid the coronavirus pandemic.
John Vieau was sworn in as Mayor of Chicopee in January. He previously served 16 years on the Chicopee City Council and served four years as President. He is a lifelong resident of Chicopee.
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. He co-authored the Green New Deal, and his leadership has led to legislation to address the humanitarian crisis on the southern border, protect LGBTQ+ rights, and ensure that Donald Trump cannot launch a nuclear first strike without Congressional approval. Raised in Malden, Ed Markey has always stood up for the priorities of Massachusetts.
Liz Vlock, Press Secretary