General Election Endorsements and Recommendations

As we move forward to November 4th, we must continue to fight for bold, progressive change and help elect better and more progressive elected officials to Beacon Hill. We know that when we speak up and organize, we bend the arc toward equality and justice for all. Please support our endorsed and recommended legislative* candidates in the General Election: 

Statewide Offices

  • Martha Coakley for Governor
  • Steve Kerrigan for Lt. Governor
  • Maura Healey for Attorney General
  • Deb Goldberg for Treasurer

Mass. Legislature

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* Of our primary endorsements for statewide offices, Maura Healey won the Democratic nomination for Atty. General! 

Maura Healey for Attorney General

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When we put our endorsements to our members to vote, they were clear: Maura Healey has the progressive record of leadership and the independence we need for our next Attorney general. We are so proud to endorse Maura Healey for Attorney General.

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Recommended legislative candidates:

Many candidates on our recommended slate of primary candidates won their primary and are now headed to the general election: Christine Barber for 34th Middlesex State Rep, Mike Day for 31st Middlesex State Rep, Mary Keefe for 15th Worcester State Rep, Steve Ultrino for 33rd Middlesex State Rep, and Dylan Hayre for Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex State Senator.

And, we are introducing more recommendations for the General Election: Matthew Terry for 5th Barnstable State Rep, Dan Wolf for Cape and Islands State Senator, Jason Lewis for 5th Middlesex State Senator, and Matthew Patrick for Plymouth and Barnstable State Senator.

Finally, Progressive Massachusetts is a member organization of the progressive political advocacy organization Mass Alliance. With Progressive Mass Staff and the other civic, economic justice, education, environmental, healthcare, reproductive rights, and workers rights organizations, we collectively endorse candidates. Mass Alliance endorsed candidates for the General Election are Denise Andrews for 2nd Franklin State Rep, Michelle Dubois for 10th Plymouth State Rep, and Ken Gordon for 21st Middlesex State Rep; Barbara L'Italien for 2nd Essex and Middlesex State Senator.

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House:

Denise Andrews for State Representative, 2nd Franklin

Andrews.jpeg  Denise Andrews is from Orange, and has worked for diversity and inclusion her entire career. A collaborative and accountable leader for change across many communities, she prioritizes issues revolving around fiscally responsible spending, economic development, citizen engagement, and diversity.

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Christine Barber for State Representative, 34th Middlesex

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Christine Barber in the 34th Middlesex District: Christine stands out as the best candidate to replace Carl Sciortino’s big shoes because of her policy expertise, and her active work with community organizations in the district. She hopes to work on district issues such as ensuring the green line extension is funded to Route 16 in Medford; furthering the preservation of the mystic river; and ensuring the affordability of the neighborhoods. Christine Barber also spoke at the Cambridge-Somerville for Change, Medford4MA and Progressive Democrats of Somerville’s 34th Middlesex Candidates Forum in June. Christine had a fantastic win on September 9th in Somerville with lots of help from our members in the area knocking on doors, making phone calls, and organizing volunteers.

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Mike Day for State Representative, 31st Middlesex

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While we were happy to see Jason Lewis elected to the State Senate, his progressive presence will be missed in the House. That is why we are proud to support Mike Day, who has been a staunch advocate for civil rights and civil liberties for the past decade.

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Michelle Dubois for State Representative, 10th Plymouth

michelle_dubois.jpg  Michelle Dubois has worked to stop the gas-fired power plant that would increase air pollution and health risks, and to stop the landfill expansion in her community. She has also worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for elders, children, people with disabilities, and working families across the commonwealth. Michelle has also been a tireless advocate for governmental transparency.

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Ken Gordon for State Representative, 21st Middlesex

 ken_gordon.png Ken Gordon has fought for an increase in the minimum wage, and was instrumental in passing the unemployment insurance reform bill. He tackles the tough issues in the state house as a member of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.

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Mary Keefe for State Representative, 15th Worcester

mary_keefe.jpg  Mary Keefe has worked in the Worcester community for fifteen years, and hopes to continue to strengthen our community by working with community groups and organizations to prioritize community issues, improve schools and opportunities for youth, and to give good jobs to local residents. Rep. Keefe has been a progressive leader in the legislature, standing up for our values when few other legislators did. We need more progressive like Rep. Keefe on Beacon Hill.

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Matthew Terry for State Representative, 5th Barnstable

matt_terry.png   Matt Terry is an attorney from the Cape, fighting for the restoration of the district’s assets such as its vanishing beaches, crumbling and crowded roads, and declining school quality, and a stronger year-round cape economy.

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Steve Ultrino for State Representative, 33rd Middlesex

ultrino_.jpeg  Steve Ultrino is a lifelong Malden resident and educator. As a City Councilor in Malden, Steve has a proven track record of accomplishment, combine this with his commitment to progressive values, and we know Steve will be a big asset on Beacon Hill.

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Senate:

Dylan Hayre for State Senator, Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex

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A lifelong resident of Natick and a son of immigrants, Dylan represents veterans and military families with his own law practice. He hopes to strengthen the economy by protecting workers and prioritizing accountability, and continue to serve our veterans in the State Senate.

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Barbara L’Italien for State Senator, 2nd Essex and Middlesex

Screen_shot_2014-09-19_at_9.09.34_AM.png  Barbara L’Italien has proven to be a champion for people with disabilities, particularly for those in the autism community and a leader on eldercare issues. She is a true community activist so voters know her as an advocate and a fighter on the issues that matter.

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Jason Lewis for State Senator, 5th Middlesex

 jason_lewis.jpg Lots of our members were out knocking on doors all winter to elect Jason Lewis for State Senate in a special election race when Katherine Clark was elected for the 5th Congressional District. Now Jason already has to be re-elected in November! Since first being elected ot the state legislature, Jason has been a champion of local economic development opportunities in the community, worked to make healthcare more affordable, and to improve public transportation.

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Matthew C. Patrick for State Senator, Plymouth and Barnstable

matt_patrick.jpg  Matthew Patrick is a five-term state representative from Falmouth, an environmentalist, clean energy advocate, and small-business owner with a track record of closing corporate tax loopholes.

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Dan Wolf for State Senator, Cape and Islands

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Dan Wolf created and ran a business on the Cape for years before serving in the legislature for the past four years. He hopes to rebuild our infrastructure, make public education more affordable, build effective wastewater treatment, and reform revenue policies.

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In these races, every vote counts. 

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