DiZoglio Would Be ‘Humbled and Honored’ to Serve in State Senate

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Rep. Diana DiZoglio is hoping to make big moves on Beacon Hill. Currently in her third term representing Methuen and Haverhill, DiZoglio plans to run for the soon-to-be vacant seat left when Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives ends her term in January.

If elected to the Senate, DiZoglio tells WHAV she’ll continue to champion the same education, public safety and anti-addiction efforts she’s advocated for as a representative.

“I’ve proven to be an independent voice for the region while still being effective on Beacon Hill in fighting for and passing legislation into law that has helped with anti-addiction efforts, veterans services and public safety,” she said.

Last week, DiZoglio gave a voice to the voiceless across the region when she called for a ban on nondisclosure agreements in the House. On Wednesday, the House approved new rules governing how the chamber acts upon sexual harassment complaints at the Statehouse.

DiZoglio sees her Senate run as a way to prove to her younger constituents that a strong work ethic can pay off.

“As a woman in the state Senate, I hope to provide mentorships and learning opportunities for young women who may want to seek out a career in politics, demonstrating the ability to achieve any of their goals,” the legislator said. “It is possible and with strength and determination, they can succeed in anything they set their minds to.”

Elected Senators are automatically named committee chairpersons, DiZoglio said, affording a more prominent and visible leadership opportunity.

Said DiZoglio: “I would be humbled and honor to have the support to serve in more of a leadership capacity.”

DiZoglio formally kicks off her Senate campaign with a fundraiser April 5 at DiBurro’s in Haverhill.