Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins Endorses Ed Markey for United States Senate
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
BOSTON — Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins has announced her endorsement of Ed Markey in his bid for re-election to the United States Senate.
“I am proud to support my friend and colleague Ed Markey for United States Senate,” said Suffolk County District Attorney Rollins. “I am confident he will continue to champion progressive ideas and commit to Democratic values. He will no doubt serve as an important ally in our fight to restore trust in our institutions, faith in the rule of law and hope in a system that seeks justice for all not just those with wealth and power.
Ed is unwavering in his commitment to create comprehensive reform for the underserved, neglected and ignored. He does not shy away from difficult problems and is invested in innovative solutions. He helped expand Medicare coverage for recently released prisoners because he knows that access to health care is key to reducing recidivism. He engaged with community organizers and stakeholders to address the gun violence that plagues our neighborhoods, because he understands that everyone needs a seat at the table in order for the conversation to be meaningful.
Senator Markey has demonstrated time and time again that he is committed to our community. He is the kind of dedicated public servant the people of Massachusetts deserve. I am proud to stand with Ed for reelection.”
“Since her swearing in, District Attorney Rachael Rollins has delivered on every promise she made to the people of Suffolk County,” said Senator Markey. “Rachael has redefined what it means to be a prosecutor. She rejects the criminal justice approaches that have led to mass incarceration, and instead embraces a system that combats the root causes of injustice, whether it be poverty, substance misuse, or racial disparity. Rachael always speaks truth to power, and that’s why she is making true, progressive change in our criminal justice system. I am grateful for the work Rachael Rollins has done as Suffolk District Attorney, and I am proud to have her endorsement.”
Prior to serving as the Suffolk County District Attorney, Rollins was the first woman General Counsel of the MBTA. She was also the first person of color to serve as General Counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation in Governor Deval Patrick’s administration, before becoming Chief Legal Counsel of the Massachusetts Port 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 in addressing the opioid epidemic, internet privacy concerns, and the humanitarian crisis occurring at the southern border.
Liz Vlock, Press Secretary