Pollard, Hamilton Endorse Lori Trahan for US Congress

Trahan Continues to Build on Momentum in Methuen

Lowell, Mass. — One of the most influential women in Massachusetts politics has joined the long list of Methuen leaders endorsing Democrat Lori Trahan for Congress.

Former Mayor Sharon Pollard, the city’s first female mayor, will formally endorse Trahan at a Wednesday event at Merrimack Valley Country Club in Methuen. The event takes place from 6 to 8pm. All are welcome to attend.

“We need more women in Congress and Lori is the right person at the right time for the job,” Pollard said. “Lori has broken down many barriers for women in the business world and will do the same on Capitol Hill for women across the country.”

Pollard joins Former Mayor Stephen Zanni, City Councilor-at-Large Ryan Hamilton, and former state Rep. Thomas Lussier in endorsing Trahan for Congress. The Methuen Firefighters Local 1691 have also thrown their support behind Lori. Earlier in the month, Trahan won the Methuen Democratic City Committee straw poll for 3rd District Congressional candidates by a 38-vote margin.

“Lori is one of us, and I feel a connection to her because her story is truly the story of so many here in Methuen,” Hamilton said. “She will fight for the issues that matter most to working class families in this city and across the Third District. We need new leaders with fresh ideas like Lori in Congress.’

Trahan said she was humbled by Pollard’s endorsement, calling her a role model for so many women looking to get into politics.

“I’ve known Sharon for many years and I have long admired her as a trailblazer for women,” Trahan said. “I rely on her experience and perspective when it comes to tackling issues in Washington, as well as in our communities.”

Trahan said she has a great many connections in the city dating back to her days of working as chief of staff for then-Congressman Marty Meehan.

“I look forward to working hard for the families that call Methuen home and I am so thankful for the support my campaign has received here,” Trahan said.



Jon Latino




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