FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BOSTON – July 5, 2016 – Today, the MassEquality PAC officially announced its second round of endorsements for the 2016 Massachusetts legislative races.
First-time candidates endorsed by MassEquality PAC include:
Senate: Julian Cyr (Cape & Islands)
House:Jack Patrick Lewis (7th Middlesex)
Juana Matias (16th Essex)
Jen Migliore (9th Essex)
“We are proud to endorse these first-time candidates in their races,” said MassEquality Executive Director Deborah Shields, JD, MPH. “We are confident that they will stand out as champions of LGBTQ rights and fight to end discrimination and hate in the Commonwealth.”
Senate incumbent endorsees include:
Senator William Brownsberger (2nd Suffolk and Middlesex)
Senator Harriette Chandler (1st Worcester)
House incumbent endorsees include:
Representative Paul Brodeur (32nd Middlesex)
Representative Robert DeLeo (19th Suffolk)
Representative David Linsky (5th Middlesex)
Representative Smitty Pignatelli (4th Berkshire)
Representative John Scibak (2nd Hampshire)
Representative Tom Stanley (9th Middlesex)
Representative Tim Toomey (26th Middlesex)
"These incumbents have proven themselves as effective and strong supporters of LGBTQ rights on Beacon Hill and in their districts,” Ms. Shields added. “We are pleased to endorse them in their re-election campaigns, and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the State House on issues of importance to the LGBTQ community.”
For more information on the candidates and the MassEquality PAC endorsement process, please visit www.massequalitypac.org.
The MassEquality PAC stands with, develops, and elects candidates who outspokenly champion justice and equality for all LGBTQ people across Massachusetts. Since 2004, the PAC has consistently researched, interviewed and endorsed pro-equality candidates for both state and local offices. The six-member board works tirelessly to ensure that these candidates have the platforms to advocate for equality for all members of the LGBTQ community.