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January 3, 2020


WATERTOWN, MA -- Ahead of its first town hall in Worcester this weekend, Kennedy for Massachusetts today announced a slate of local elected officials endorsing Congressman Joe Kennedy III for U.S. Senate.

“I’m humbled by this show of support as we kick off the new year,” said Kennedy. “From the State House to City Council to School Committee, the local leaders joining my campaign provide critical insight into the priorities, challenges and opportunities that Worcester families face. I am grateful for their support and committed to being an active and engaged partner in the months to come.”

The following Worcester elected officials announced their endorsements today:

State Rep. Jim O’Day

“From his focus on Gateway Cities to his enduring fight for worker rights, Joe was a friend to Worcester long before he decided to run statewide. Joe has shown up for the people of this city and region since the start of his campaign, and I know he will continue that same local presence in the U.S. Senate.

City Councilor-at-Large Moe Bergman

“Cities like Worcester need federal partners who pay close attention to the daily challenges and opportunities our communities face and then champion those in Washington. Joe has prioritized addressing the deep inequities in our Commonwealth in everything from housing to education to climate policy. I am proud to endorse him for the U.S. Senate at a time when we need new leadership.”

City Councilor-at-Large Khrystian King

“Joe is the kind of new leader who understands that the cycle of poverty didn’t appear overnight -- it is the direct result of generations of government choices and shortcomings. Most importantly, he is committed to using every tool at the U.S. Senate’s disposal to address the systemic inequities that protect that cycle and keep too many Worcester and Massachusetts families down. I’m proud to endorse him today.”

City Councilor-at-Large Kate Toomey

“In his time as a Congressman, Joe has prioritized being an active and present partner for the communities he represents. That kind of federal engagement is a priority for Worcester, from our schools to our infrastructure to our public safety officials. I’m endorsing Joe today because know he will bring new ideas and action to Worcester, the Commonwealth, and the U.S. Senate.”

City Councilor Sean Rose (District 1)

“I’m endorsing Joe today because when it comes to social and economic justice, he does not just talk the talk, he walks the walk. He shows up for students being overlooked, patients being ignored, and families being cast aside. He shows up again and again and again. I am so proud to support his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.”

City Councilor Matt Wally (District 5)

“Joe knows that it is our local businesses and industries that drive every level of the American economy. He understands what is important to cities like Worcester in education, affordable housing, and more. And his leadership in the US Senate will ensure we have a champion on these issues.”

School Committee Member Molly McCullough

“Joe has been a champion for creating more opportunities for all students -- and for being intentional about reaching out to those that have been locked out or left behind. He will fight with us for real equity in schools across Worcester, the Commonwealth and the country.”

School Committee Member Dianna Biancheria

“Joe has been a leader on expanded access to education -- particularly when it comes to vocational training and Perkins funding. He has been a committed advocate for our public schools and public school teachers. I am proud to support him and look forward to his leadership in the years to come.”

Former Worcester County Treasurer Mike Donoghue

“Throughout his career, Joe Kennedy has been a champion for an economy that works for everyone - not just those at the top. From healthcare to retirement to home ownership, he has consistently fought for reforms that really touch the lives of Worcester families. That’s the kind of leadership we need in the U.S. Senate.”

Posted on January 3, 2020 in Press Releases.