Haverhill Mayor Fiorentini Among 20 Mayors Endorsing Sen. Markey Re-Election Bid

U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan swears in Mayor James J. Fiorentini as Sen. Edward Markey looks on. (WHAV News photograph.)

Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini is wading into the expected Democratic party battle between incumbent Sen. Edward Markey and challenger Congressman Joseph Kennedy III.

Fiorentini joined 20 mayors yesterday endorsing Markey in the Sept. 1 Democratic primary. Markey touted his work at the local level across the state and his connections with the mayors and residents and voters. The endorsement comes as little surprise since the mayor invited Markey to participate in his recent inauguration

“As we work to improve the lives of every resident across our Commonwealth, we are grateful to have such a strong partner at the federal level advocating for our communities,” the mayors said in an endorsement letter. They added, “Over the last six years, Senator Markey has taken the time to get to know our communities on a deeply personal level, never missing an opportunity to listen to our residents’ stories on the ground. He has heard our unique and specific needs, and has continually gone out and delivered for our families.”

Besides Fiorentini, Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera also endorsed Markey.

A former congressman, Markey ran statewide in a 2013 special election to win the seat he holds and won re-election in 2014 to a six-year term. Kennedy, who represents the 4th Congressional District, is running statewide for the first time.

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