December 7, 2015

Hillary for America Announces Massachusetts Leadership Council

Hillary for America announced the launch of its “Massachusetts Leadership Council”– a group of 190 elected officials, community, labor and grassroots leaders who will help build a grassroots-driven volunteer team that will help Hillary Clinton win the Massachusetts Primary on March 1st. The Council includes an unprecedented level of support of Massachusetts office holders.

These Massachusetts officials are taking on leadership roles in Clinton’s Massachusetts campaign on the heels of her recent announcement in Boston of her $275 billion plan to invest in America’s infrastructure so we can create jobs and increase wages.

Leadership Council members share Clinton’s commitment to raising wages for the middle class, strengthening our nation’s infrastructure to create good-paying jobs, defending and enhancing the Affordable Care Act, and ensuring that cost is not a barrier for students going to college and much more. You can learn more about Clinton’s agenda at

“Hillary Clinton is the kind of effective leader America needs to continue building a strong, healthy and prosperous country,” said Senator Ed Markey. “Clinton’s commitment to protecting our environment, combating the opioid epidemic, and standing up for our workers and their families is why I am honored to serve on Clinton’s Massachusetts Leadership Council.”

“I am proud to be one of the leaders of Hillary Clinton’s campaign team in Massachusetts, and to endorse her candidacy for President of the United States. As a longtime friend and supporter, I know Hillary’s record and continued commitment to fighting for working families in New England and across the country make her the clear choice in 2016. I am thrilled to stand with her,” said Congressman Richard E. Neal, the dean of the Congressional delegation.

“I’m with Hillary because her commitment to creating more good paying jobs and raising wages for all Americans reflects the same values and commitment to working families that I work toward every day here in Massachusetts and they are what we need nationally,” said Attorney General Maura Healey. “I was glad to endorse her this summer, am proud to be a member of her leadership council and to be working hard here in Massachusetts and New Hampshire to help elect her President.”

“I am proud to support Hillary Clinton for President,” MassachusettsTreasurer Deborah Goldberg said. “The vision I have for Massachusetts is the vision Hillary has for our country. A place where wage equality is no longer a battleground but an intrinsic value of our workplace, where teaching financial literacy is as important as reading, writing, math and science; a place where higher education is affordable and accessible to everyone; a place where government and corporate leadership accurately reflect the diversity of our population. These are essential components of a healthy and thriving society. They do not simply make moral sense, they make good economic sense. That is why we need a leader who can break down barriers and get things done. That leader is Hillary Clinton.”

“Hillary Clinton’s commitment to fighting for working families, her comprehensive policy agenda, and breadth of experience are exactly what we need to continue moving Massachusetts, and the country, forward,” said Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg. “I am proud to be a member of Hillary Clinton’s Massachusetts Leadership Council. I look forward to working to elect her the next President of the United States.”

“Hillary Clinton is an outstanding global leader and tireless advocate for working Americans,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said. “I am proud to call her a friend and honored to have the chance to help elect her the next president of the United States.”

Over the course of the campaign, the Massachusetts Leadership Council will continue to expand.

Members of the public can sign up at to get involved and receive more information about campaign events happening in Massachusetts.

Joining the Hillary for Massachusetts Leadership Council today:

· United States Senator Ed Markey
· Congressman Richard Neal
· Congressman Michael Capuano
· Congresswoman Katherine Clark
· Congressman Bill Keating
· Congressman Joe Kennedy
· Congressman Stephen Lynch
· Congressman Jim McGovern
· Congressman Seth Moulton
· Congresswoman Niki Tsongas
· Attorney General Maura Healey
· State Treasurer Deb Goldberg
· State Auditor Suzanne Bump
· Senate President Stanley Rosenberg
· Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler
· Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Pacheco
· Senate Chair of Ways and Means Karen Spilka
· State Senator Mike Barrett
· State Senator Michael Brady
· State Senator William Brownsberger
· State Senator Cynthia Stone Creem
· State Senator Sal DiDomenico
· State Senator Kenneth Donnelly
· State Senator Eileen Donoghue
· State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry
· State Senator Benjamin Downing
· State Senator Jennifer Flanagan
· State Senator Ann Gobi
· State Senator John F. Keenan
· State Senator Barbara L’Italien
· State Senator Eric Lesser
· State Senator Jason Lewis
· State Senator Michael Moore
· State Senator Anthony Petrucelli
· State Senator Michael Rodrigues
· State Senator James Welch
· House Majority Leader Ronald Mariano
· Speaker Pro Tempore Patricia A. Haddad
· State Representative James Arciero
· State Representative Brian M. Ashe
· State Representative Cory Atkins
· State Representative Ruth B. Balser
· State Representative Christine Barber
· State Representative Jennifer Benson
· State Representative Paul Brodeur
· State Representative Antonio F.D. Cabral
· State Representative Thomas J. Calter
· State Representative James Cantwell
· State Representative Gailanne Cariddi
· State Representative Nicholas P. Collins
· State Representative Brendan Crighton
· State Representative Claire Cronin
· State Representative Dan Cullinane
· State Representative Josh Cutler
· State Representative Michael Day
· State Representative Marjorie Decker
· State Representative Dan Donahue
· State Representative Paul J. Donato
· State Representative Michelle DuBois
· State Representative Carolyn C. Dykema
· State Representative Lori Ehrlich
· State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier
· State Representative John V. Fernandes
· State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante
· State Representative Carole Fiola
· State Representative William C. Galvin
· State Representative Sean Garballey
· State Representative Ken Gordon
· State Representative Danielle Gregoire
· State Representative Jonathan Hecht
· State Representative Paul Heroux
· State Representative Kate Hogan
· State Representative Kevin G. Honan
· State Representative Daniel Hunt
· State Representative Louis L. Kafka
· State Representative Jay Kaufman
· State Representative Kay Khan
· State Representative Robert M. Koczera
· State Representative Timothy Madden
· State Representative John Mahoney
· State Representative Elizabeth Malia
· State Representative Joe McGonagle
· State Representative Harold Naughton
· State Representative James O’Day
· State Representative Sarah Peake
· State Representative Alice Peisch
· State Representative Smitty Pignatelli
· State Representative Angelo Puppolo, Jr.
· State Representative John Rogers
· State Representative David Rogers
· State Representative Jeffrey Roy
· State Representative Paul Schmid
· State Representative John Scibak
· State Representative Alan Silvia
· State Representative Frank Smizik
· State Representative Theodore Speliotis
· State Representative Ellen Story
· State Representative William Straus
· State Representative Paul Tucker
· Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh
· Mayor of Melrose Robert Dolan
· Mayor of Salem Kim Driscoll
· Mayor of Newburyport Donna Holaday
· Mayor of Taunton Thomas Hoye
· Mayor of New Bedford Jon Mitchell
· Mayor of Holyoke Alex Morse
· Mayor of Worcester Joseph Petty
· Mayor of Lawrence Daniel Rivera
· Mayor of Newton Setti Warren
· Mayor of Fitchburg Lisa Wong
· Essex District Attorney John Blodgett
· Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan
· Sheriff of Hampden County Michael Ashe
· Sheriff of Norfolk County Michael Bellotti
· Sheriff of Hampshire County Robert Garvey
· Sheriff of Middlesex County Peter Koutoujian
· Sheriff of Dukes County Michael McCormack
· Sheriff of Nantucket James Perelman
· Sheriff of Suffolk County Steve Tompkins
· Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson
· Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina
· Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley
· Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu
· Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim
· Springfield City Council President Michael A. Fenton
· Springfield City Councilor E. Henry Twiggs
· Springfield City Councilor Bud Williams
· Worcester City Councilor-Elect Candy Carlson
· Worcester City Councilor-Elect Khrystian King
· Newton Alderman Susan Albright
· Newton Alderman Deb Crossley
· Newton Alderman Victoria Danburg
· Newton Alderman Marcia Johnson
· Newton Alderman Vice President Cheryl Lipof Lappin
· DNC Member Gus Bickford
· DNC Member Kate Donaghue
· DNC Member Ray Jordan
· DNC Member Elaine Kamarck
· DNC Member David O’Brien
· Former Governor Michael Dukakis
· Kitty Dukakis
· Former Congressman Barney Frank
· Former Congressman Joe Kennedy
· Former Ambassador Barry White
· Former Attorney General Martha Coakley
· Former DNC Chair Steve Grossman
· Former Acting Secretary and General Counsel, US Department of Commerce Cam Kerry
· Former Lieutenant Governor Nominee Steve Kerrigan
· Former Secretary of Public Safety Andrea Cabral
· Former Senate President Therese Murray
· Former State Senator Barry Finegold
· Former State Senator and State Party Chair Joan Menard
· Former State Representative Alice Wolf
· Former State Representative John Stefanini
· Former State Representative Sally Kerans
· Former State Representative Marty Walz
· Former State Representative Susan Tracy
· Former State Representative Lida Harkins
· Former State Representative Carol Donovan
· Former State Representative Barbara Gardner
· Former State Representative Marie St. Fleur
· Former Newton Alderman and School Board Member Sydra Schnipper
· Business Manager Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 12 Harry Brett
· Field Representative for Legislation, AFT Massachusetts Mike Canavan
· Political Director, New England Regional Council of Carpenters Steve Joyce
· Political Director, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Tom Flynn
· Executive Vice President, 1199SEIU Veronica Turner
· Executive Secretary-Treasurer, New England Council of Carpenters Mark Erlich
· Political Director, Boston Teachers Angela Cristiani
· Business Manager Pipe Fitters 537 Leo Fahey
· Business Manager, Massachusetts and Northern New England Laborers District Council Joseph Bonfiglio
· Legislative/Political Director, Massachusetts and Northern New England Laborers District Council Anthony “Tony” Pini
· Community Leader Cheryl Cronin
· Community Leader Michael Whouley
· Community Leader Chuck Campion
· Community Leader Linda Whitlock
· Community Leader Drew Russo
· Community Leader Leverett Wing
· Community Leader John Sasso
· Community Leader Elaine Schuster
· Community Leader Dick Friedman
· Community Leader Jay Cincotti
· Community Leader Barbara Lee
· Community Leader Bryan Rafanelli
· Community Leader Nicole LaChapelle
· Community Leader Darek Barcikowski
· Community Leader Martina Jackson
· Community Leader Sydney Asbury
· Community Leader Michael Kineavy
· Community Leader Pamela Coravos
· Community Leader Matt O’Neil
· Community Leader Lynda Tocci
· Community Leader Erik Balsbaugh

For Immediate Release, December 7, 2015