Three selectmen, four school committee members join firefighters in support
CHELMSFORD — Lori Trahan, Democrat for Congress, is proud to announce she has been endorsed by Selectmen George R. Dixon Jr., Pat Wojtas, and Glenn Diggs, as well as School Committee members Dennis King, Al Thomas, Donna Newcomb and John Moses.
“Chelmsford needs someone like Lori, someone who understands the economic struggles of our communities and someone who cares about how those struggles affect our residents,” said Dixon, who serves as chair of the Board of Selectmen. “Because she’s from here, she gets it and she cares. I know residents can trust that Lori will be in Congress fighting for them every day.”
Wojtas echoed Dixon’s comments, saying Trahan’s local roots and experience as chief of staff for Congressman Marty Meehan will serve the district well.
“She is intimately familiar with the district. That knowledge will be invaluable in advocating for and delivering local resources and benefits to the district,” said Wojtas. “She is accessible as a candidate, responding personally to calls and messages. I’m confident that her accessibility will continue when she is elected.”
Trahan has already received the endorsement of the Local 1838 Chelmsford Firefighters union. School Committeeman Al Thomas said he knew when he met Trahan she was the right choice for Chelmsford and for Congress. Newcomb agreed, saying Trahan’s support is strong in the community.
“Chelmsford’s residents are hard working and genuine. I want to see someone in Washington that exemplifies the values of our community and that will work tirelessly on our behalf. I believe that Lori Trahan is that person,” Newcomb said. “She knows the value of a strong community and what is needed to keep communities viable. She understands the pressures facing families, senior citizens, business owners and others that struggle to make end meet.”
Moses said Trahan will deliver for the district and she will bring about the necessary change in Congress this country needs.
“I believe that Lori will bring maturity, experience and sound judgement into the national dialogue,” Moses said. “These rare qualities are sorely needed in these historic times and I look forward to seeing Lori’s strong voice represent us in Congress.”
King, who serves as chairman of the Chelmsford School Committee, said Trahan’s local roots set her apart from the other candidates in this race.
“I think she will best understand the issues that face our schools and the administrators, teachers and students within them,” King said. “I also find her to be very approachable. Every time I run into her, whether it be in the center of town holding a sign, at a Spinners game, or walking in the Fourth of July parade, she always takes the time to talk and ask how things are going. That’s the type of person I want to have representing me in Washington.”
Trahan said she is “extremely proud and humbled” to receive such overwhelming support from the elected leaders of Chelmsford.
“People of this district want to be served by someone they know, someone they can trust and someone who has shared their life experiences,” Trahan said. “Their story is my story and that’s why I am running for Congress — to be the voice for the hardworking families of this district.”
Seven elected Chelmsford leaders have joined Chelmsford Firefighters in endorsing Lori Trahan for Congress. Shown from left are School Committee member John Moses, Congressional candidate Lori Trahan, School Committeewoman Donna Newcomb, Selectwoman Pat Wojtas, Selectmen Chair George R. Dixon Jr., and School Committee Chairman Dennis King. Missing from the photo are School Committee member Al Thomas and Selectman Glenn Diggs.