LOWELL — Over 80 community, civic and business leaders from Lowell took to the steps of City Hall Wednesday night to announce their endorsement of Lori Trahan, Democrat for Congress.
The group included mayors, city managers, city councilors, school committee members and school leaders, state representatives, community organization and church leaders, business owners, local philanthropists, as well as members of the police and fire departments and the Teamsters.
LZ Nunn, executive director of Project LEARN Inc, said she is supporting Lori because of her work ethic and her “strong roots in the district.”
“She will be a powerful advocate for our region and is the best candidate to carry on Congresswoman Niki Tsongas’ great legacy,” Nunn said.
City Councilor Jim Milinazzo said Trahan is the “only candidate who understands the issues facing the entire Third District.”
“Lori’s experience working in our congressional office and her work experience in the private sector as an entrepreneur gives me the confidence that she knows the importance of the public/private partnership which has been key to Lowell’s success,” Milinazzo said. “Lori Trahan is an excellent communicator who will work hard for us in Washington.”
Gordon Halm, founder and executive director of the African Community Center of Lowell, called Trahan “the best person” for the job.
“I tend not to ask the tough questions, but I ask the deep questions. As I listened to her answers, she drew me in,” Halm said. “I trust her and I know she will find strength and support from her family, her friends, and from all of us throughout the district.”
Trahan thanked her supporters, telling them it is their endorsement that matters most.
“From Day One, we have been building support and earning endorsements from the people who live, work, and serve here,” Trahan said. “Whether it’s local and state officials serving their community, police officers and firefighters who put their life on the line, or families who have given me a portion of their paycheck to support my campaign, our focus has and will always be on the people who live here — and no one else.”