DiZoglio Wins Backing From Governor’s Councilor Duff in State Auditor’s Race

State Sen. Diana DiZoglio outside the office of the Massachusetts Secretary of State. (Courtesy photograph.)

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Sen. Diana DiZoglio, seeking election as state auditor, received the endorsement last week of Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff.

“I had intended to run for state auditor until a family situation made it impossible for me to devote the time needed for this race,” said Duff. “Today, I am happy to tell you that I am endorsing Sen. Diana DiZoglio for the position.”

Duff noted she and DiZoglio were both elected in 2012 and, in her words, “found ourselves working side by side on many issues that still resonate today. As women, we have both faced many of the same barriers and treatment by folks who may have thought we didn’t belong in our positions of power. We got them the old-fashioned way: by hard work, not political appointments.”

She added, “Diana and I have worked together, bringing to light the unfair treatment and harassment of women on campaigns and in the workplace; making sure unions—bastions of hope for the middle class—are respected and able to flourish; and ensuring that Roe stands strong and is enforced in the Commonwealth. Now more than ever, we need women like Diana in higher office.

Duff and DiZoglio worked together during the fight to pass the equal accommodations bill for transgendered residents. The governor’s councilor noted “Not everyone was there in support of me when I first ran as an ‘out’ candidate, but Diana never faltered. Her diverse experience and accomplishments have improved the lives of so many across our Commonwealth, and she has the drive and tenacity to push for transparency on issues and in departments that others have deemed impossible.”

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