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November 8, 2019


Springfield, MA --- State Senator Eric Lesser, of Longmeadow, today endorsed Congressman Joe Kennedy in his bid to join the United States Senate.

“Since beginning this race, Congressman Kennedy has made it his priority to highlight and bring an end to the structural barriers the people of this Commonwealth face everyday,” said State Senator Eric Lesser. “Throughout his career, he has been a champion of civil rights and criminal justice reform, a strong proponent of infrastructure and public transit investment, and a strong advocate for social, educational, and economic equity. I am proudly endorsing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, because I know he’ll continue to show up for the people of Western Massachusetts and fight for our needs down in Washington.”

“I’m very thankful for State Senator Lesser’s support,” said Congressman Kennedy. “Over the past few weeks, I’ve been traveling to every corner of the Commonwealth. I’ve heard the stories, heartache, frustration and challenges of those that our broken system has left out and left behind. From investing in better transportation options to increasing access to broadband, I will fight for the specific needs of the people of Western Massachusetts and promise to elevate their voices down in Washington.”

One of the youngest members of the Massachusetts State Senate, State Senator Lesser was elected to the Massachusetts Senate in 2014, and represents the First Hampden & Hampshire District. He continues to fight for greater economic opportunity and quality of life for Western Massachusetts, with initiatives around high-speed rail, a high-tech economy, job training, and innovation in government. Senator Lesser also spearheads the Senate’s agenda on millennial issues, including technology policy, student debt, and greater youth engagement in public affairs.

Senator Lesser holds several leadership positions in the Legislature. He is Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, Chair of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Senate Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation, and Senate Chair of the Joint Legislative Manufacturing Caucus, the Gateway Cities Caucus, and the Libraries Caucus as well as Senate Co-Chair of the Food Systems Caucus.

Posted on November 8, 2019 in Press Releases.