State Representative Paul Donato of Medford, the dean of the area delegation to Beacon Hill, has wholeheartedly thrown his support to State Representative candidate and Medford School Committee member, Erin DiBenedetto in a statement released today.
“I’ve known Erin for a long time through her work in our community and I’m proud to stand with her today,” said Donato. “Our community needs strong representation from those who truly understand the needs of our area and will be able to build the kind of relationships that can get things done on Beacon Hill. Erin DiBenedetto is the only candidate in the race who has demonstrated the proven leadership it takes to get the job done and I know she will be an excellent asset to our team.”
Paul Donato has served in the Massachusetts General Court since his election in 2001. He previously served as a member of the Medford School Committee from 1972 to 1975 and the City Council from 1976 to 1985 and again from 1996 to 2000. While serving on the Council, Donato also served as Deputy Mayor (1980 to 1985), Mayor (1980 to 1985), and Council President (1999 to 2000). Donato currently serves as the Third Division Chair of the House, Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government and also sits on the House Committee on Ethics.
“I am so proud to have the support of Representative Donato and I know that together we are going to be able to deliver for Medford and Somerville, “ said DiBenedetto. “His guidance and leadership has been invaluable and I’m excited to work with him on bringing back more local aid to our districts and becoming a strong voice for our communities on Beacon Hill.”
Donato’s endorsement is the latest in a series of high-profile endorsements for DiBenedetto including every member of the Medford School Committee and 12 local labor unions in Somerville and Medford. For more information about DiBenedetto’s campaign, visit: www.erin4rep.com.
DiBenedetto was also endorsed by the Mystic Valley NAACP and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103.
DiBenedetto and MVA-NAACP president Neil Osborne
– Photos and information submitted by DiBenedetto’s campaign