BOSTON - At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, June 17, State Sen. Dan Wolf (D-Harwich) and State Sen. Ken Donnelly (D-Arlington), two of the strongest progressive voices in the Massachusetts legislature, formally endorsed Don Berwick for Governor.
Wolf, from the Cape and Islands, is the founder and CEO of Cape Air, a successful Massachusetts business. Donnelly is a retired Lexington firefighter and former legislative agent for the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts.
"I am proud to stand with Don Berwick," said Sen. Wolf. "Don knows what it means to grow an economy consistent with our values and vision, supporting local businesses, creating jobs that make our communities and environment healthy. Whether it’s understanding the need to decouple health care from employment, or seeing that casino gambling is the wrong path for our Commonwealth, Don gets it.”
Berwick said that he was honored to earn the support of Sen. Wolf, calling him a "visionary change agent and a friend."
"Not only is Don Berwick a bold progressive with a vision that sets him apart, he is an innovator with a track record of solving large problems," said Donnelly. "The people of Massachusetts deserve a government that works for them and a Governor with the executive expertise to get real results. Don is the candidate with the skills and experience to solve our most pressing issues, including the need for good jobs and an economy that gives everyone the opportunity to thrive, an education system that allows kids from every community to access a better life, and a health care system that is universal and affordable. I look forward to working with him as our next Governor."
"I am grateful for the support of two progressive champions," added Berwick. "In the legislature, they have fought for social justice and equal treatment for all. I am confident that together, we will make Massachusetts a beacon for the rest of our nation."
The endorsements from Wolf and Donnelly highlight Berwick's continued momentum following a strong showing at the State Democratic Convention.