Medford Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn Endorses Ed Markey for Senate
Thursday, January 30, 2020
MEDFORD — Medford Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn has endorsed U.S. Senator Ed Markey in his bid for re-election.
First elected in 2019, Lungo-Koehn is currently serving her first term as mayor of Medford. Prior to her election as mayor, Lungo-Koehn served as a Medford City Councilor and City Council President. She was first elected to the City Council at the age of 21, at the time serving as the youngest city councilor in Medford’s history.
“Mayor Lungo-Koehn has been a champion for the people of Medford throughout her career,” said Senator Markey. “From her time on the City Council to her current tenure as mayor, Mayor Lungo-Koehn has continually demonstrated her commitment to making Medford a more prosperous and inclusive city. Whether she is taking steps to improve the Medford public schools or finding ways to make city government more transparent, the mayor always puts the interests of Medford residents first. I am honored to have her endorsement.”
“I am thrilled to endorse Ed Markey for reelection to the United States Senate,” Lungo-Koehn said. “Beyond his notable priorities in the Senate, I stand with Ed because he never forgot where he came from. He’s always made time to listen to and fight for his constituents back home. The people of Massachusetts know where Ed stands. He’s not shy to take a position on an issue he knows is important to the working people he encounters everyday. In difficult times, we need leaders like Ed to stand for what’s important and to continue to fight for working people. That’s why I am supporting Ed Markey to represent the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States Senate.”
In 2017, Senator Markey helped to secure the release of $100 million in federal funding for the MBTA’s Green Line Extension project, supporting transportation infrastructure development in Somerville and improving local and regional mobility for Medford residents.
Senator Markey believes that all people have the right to an affordable place to live. This year, he helped secure over $3.5 million in federal funding for public housing agencies in Massachusetts, including $72,000 for the Medford Housing Authority.
Senator Markey has served in the United States Senate for the last six years, and is widely regarded as the leading member of Congress on environmental issues. He has also led legislation to protect consumers and address the opioid epidemic, internet privacy concerns, and net neutrality.
Liz Vlock, Press Secretary