Massachusetts Lawmakers Voice Support for Ed Markey for Senate
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Medford – Support for Ed Markey’s re-election to the U.S. Senate continues to come in from lawmakers around Massachusetts. Below are statements and social media posts of endorsement.
Senate President Karen Spilka
Proud to be one of 116 Massachusetts legislators endorsing my colleague, friend and ally on so many of the issues most important to the people of our state, US Senator @EdMarkey #Markey2020 #mapoli
State Senator Mike Barrett
“On the fight against climate change, Ed is the U.S. Senate’s seminal figure, its foremost thinker on policy.”
State Senator William Brownsberger
“You can quote me as follows: Ed is the real deal. He is getting the job done and I don’t think anyone else can do it better. I am confident that he is going to keep doing what needs to be done for the people he represents and for the country and for the world.”
State Representative Brian Ashe (D-Longmeadow)
I’m proud to join so many of my colleagues to support my friend @SenMarkey
for his re-election as our U.S. Senator. He’s fought for our economy our environment & to help end our opioid crisis & he will continue to fight for our values in #WMass
State Representative Christine Barber (D-Somerville)
“From protecting reproductive health and health care for all, to leading on big climate change goals and local challenges like gas leaks in our communities, to standing up for the needs working families, Ed Markey has been a steadfast leader for Massachusetts. I am proud to support his re-election to the Senate.”
State Representative Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury)
Glad to join many (75%!) of my colleagues in supporting our U.S. Senator Ed Markey. Re-election should always be earned and Ed has certainly done the work to earn my vote. He’s been an outspoken advocate on issues such as renewable energy, climate change and nuclear safety well before many others, and he remains a leading voice on cutting edge pro-consumer issues such as Net neutrality, data privacy, robocall regulation and telecommunications market competition, to name just a few. He also happens to hire good people to help him!
State Representative Lori Ehrlich (D-Marblehead)
Pleased to join 115 of my legislative colleagues (72%) from around #Mapoli in endorsing our good friend and wonderful US Senator @EdMarkey for #Markey2020
State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D-Pittsfield)
I’m so proud to support Ed Markey for US Senate. I am one of 116 legislators from all across MA to endorse Ed in his re-election. Ed has stood by Berkshire County in our fight against Charter Spectrum and is thee champion in protecting our environment. Go Ed go! #Markey2020
State Representative Carmine Gentile (D-Sudbury)
I endorse Ed Markey for his election in 2020. We need his proven leadership and ability! Ed was one of the first members of Congress to fight the climate crisis.
State Representative Stephan Hay (D-Fitchburg)
I’m pleased and proud to endorse Senator Ed Markey for re-election in 2020. Ed has spent a lifetime fighting for working class families. He has earned my respect and support.
State Representative Dan Hunt (D-Boston)
“With human made climate change, gun control, and reproductive rights as one of the biggest issues facing our citizens, we need to send Sen. Markey back to Washington D.C. to finish the job? That’s why I’m endorsing Ed Markey in 2020!”
State Representative Kay Khan (D-Newton)
Extremely proud to stand with Massachusetts Senator Edward J. Markey at the Boston Women’s March on Boston Common in January 2019 when he clearly showed his support for women on this cold winter day.
And now, I want my friends, family and constituents all across the Commonwealth to know that I enthusiastically endorse Senator Markey in his re-election campaign to the United States Senate in 2020.
Senator Markey has taken the lead on so many issues, including: climate change; lawful, humane treatment for immigrants; inclusive economic opportunities; equal pay for equal work; universal access to healthcare; a woman’s right to choose; more funding for public schools and colleges; equal internet access, and so much more.
He is accessible, always willing to listen, values our state and federal legislative partnership. Very pleased to be part of the Markey team. #Markey2020
State Representative Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston)
Senator @edmarkey is a leader in the fight against climate change, an ally to immigrants, and a champion for workers at Logan International Airport. For decades he’s been a steadfast advocate on the issues that affect our community, addressing them with the urgency they need. I am proud to stand with Senator Markey in his bid for re-election. #markey2020
State Representative Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown)
“As a member of the LGBT community, I am proudly endorsing Ed Markey in the U.S. Senate race. Ed Markey is always with us. The fight may change but I know I can count on Ed to always fight for equality and justice. He has always been willing to take the hard vote, and as a Senator, he has led the way for LGBT equality both at home and abroad. Ed Markey not only has a history of supporting our community, but he continues to make history by his actions to ensure equality for all LGBTI people.”
State Representative Paul Schmid (D-Westport)
“An honor to introduce Senator Ed Markey tonight in New Bedford. Outstanding leadership on climate change. We need him in DC!”
State Representative Jose Tosado (D-Springfield)
“It is with pleasure, and indeed an honor, to give my endorsement to Senator Markey so that he may continue the valuable work he has been doing on behalf of Massachusetts and the United States.”
State Representative Bud Williams (D-Springfield)
“I am supporting Ed Markey because he has taken the time to come to Springfield to learn of the issues impacting our residents and to take action. He has been a strong leader in promoting investment in infrastructure improvement, increasing support for housing, and creating jobs and economic opportunity for all. Ed Markey is more than a colleague, he has become a personal friend whom I strongly endorse.”
Liz Vlock, Press Secretary