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Monday, November 7, 2022
Representative Jeff Roy rolls out 2022 endorsements for his re-election campaign
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
State Representative Roy endorsed by state and local firefighters
The Franklin Firefighters Local 2637 and Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts have endorsed Jeffrey Roy in his State Representative race for the 10th Norfolk District (Franklin and Medway). In his letter announcing the local endorsement, Franklin Union President, Brian Hamann, stated:
"The Professional Firefighters of Franklin feel very fortunate to have a friend of your stature representing the 10th Norfolk district. Since your election in 2012 you have stood by our side through triumph and tragedy. Your unwavering commitment to the fire service and our members has been evident.”
In announcing the state level endorsement, PFFM President Richard D. MacKinnon Jr. stated:
“During your career as an elected official, you have prioritized the relationships you hold with the firefighters of your district. You understand our issues and are an effective advocate for us on Beacon Hill. We look forward to your next term in office and continued leadership for firefighters.”
State Representative Roy
"I am absolutely thrilled to receive the support and endorsement from these public safety professionals," noted Roy. "Public safety and having the backs of those who put their lives on the line for us has been a priority for me since I first took office. And I have learned a lot from the engagement, training, and feedback I receive regularly from these professionals. We have built a strong and lasting partnership to make Massachusetts and our communities great and safe places to live, work, and raise a family."
In addition to the firefighters, Roy has been endorsed by Maura Healey, the MASSACHUSETTS AFL-CIO, the Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund, the Sierra Club, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, and SEIU Local 509. He has also been endorsed by Thomas Mercer, Franklin Town Council Chair; Robert Dellorco, Franklin Town Council Vice-Chair; Glenn Jones, Franklin Town Council Clerk; and Franklin Town Councilors Deborah Pellegri, Melanie Hamlin, Cobi Frongillo, Ted Cormier-Leger, and Patrick Sheridan.
Roy is seeking re-election the State Representative for Franklin and Medway. In 2021 he was appointed Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy and is the House-Chair of the Manufacturing Caucus which promotes and encourages “Making It” in Massachusetts.
Since 2013 Jeff has been part of a legislative team that has addressed the issues of education, economic development, the coronavirus pandemic, health care, substance use disorder, criminal justice, civil rights and social equity, gun safety, climate change, energy, and the environment. In addition, he led efforts to:
- Draft and pass the clean energy and offshore wind bill in 2022;
- Draft and pass the Genocide Education Act in 2021;
- Finalize the Roadmap Bill on climate change in 2021;
- Draft and pass legislation on Step Therapy and Patient Safety in 2022;
- Draft and pass legislation relative to sexual violence on higher education campuses in 2021;
- Draft and pass legislation increasing transparency and financial reporting requirements for higher education institutions in 2019;
- Draft and pass legislation that increased transparency and civic engagement by creating a searchable online database of legal notices in 2015;
- Pass legislation lowering thresholds on specialty license plates, making them available to smaller charities and causes in 2015; and
- Pass legislation to create a Regional Dispatch Center for Franklin, Norfolk, Wrentham, and Plainville in 2013.
He has also led efforts to bring millions of dollars in local aid for schools, roads, infrastructure, public safety, arts, recreation, substance use disorder, economic development, historical preservation, and food insecurity. He has also helped thousands of constituents with issues involving unemployment, health care, human services, and other matters with state agencies.
For more information on Jeffrey Roy, please visit http://jeffreyroy.com/.
|Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts|
|Franklin Firefighters Local 2637|
Thursday, October 20, 2022
"proven track record of successfully delivering win after win after win for my district”
"MAURA HEALEY’S decision not to endorse Sen. Becca Rausch in her bid for reelection is fast becoming one of the more intriguing storylines of the election season.
The attorney general, the Democratic nominee for governor, has endorsed 17 of the 19 incumbent Democrats running for reelection in the Senate who are facing challengers. The only two she has not endorsed are Michael Brady of Brockton and Rausch.
At a debate on Monday sponsored by the Charles River Regional Chamber of Commerce, Rausch had a hard time explaining the political snub.
“This is such a distraction from the real issues in the race,” she said, noting she has been endorsed by Senate President Karen Spilka and Sen. Will Brownsberger, the president pro tempore. She said she and Healey are aligned because of their shared values. "
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Democratic Candidate for State Auditor Chris Dempsey announces endorsement from State Representative Jeffrey N. Roy
Chris Dempsey has spent his career working to reform Massachusetts state government and to protect the public interest. He served as Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Governor Deval Patrick. He has worked outside of state government as Co-Founder of the grassroots No Boston Olympics and as Director of the non-profit Transportation for Massachusetts. Chris will be an Auditor who can ensure an efficient, effective, and equitable state government for all residents of the Commonwealth.
Dempsey secured the Massachusetts Democratic Party endorsement on the back of a grassroots campaign. With more than 2,000 individual donors, Chris has clearly demonstrated that he is focused on the people of Massachusetts, not corporations or special interest groups. Along with the Massachusetts Democratic Party endorsement, Chris Dempsey has secured endorsements from Auditor Suzanne Bump, Progressive Massachuestts, the Environmental League of Massachusetts, JP Progressives, Our Revolution Massachusetts, and Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts.
|Democratic Candidate for State Auditor Chris Dempsey announces endorsement from State Representative Jeffrey N. Roy|
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
State Representative Jeffrey Roy Endorsed for 10th Norfolk District by Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund
The Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization that helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, holds our elected officials accountable, and works to build the political power of the environmental community. To learn more about our work and our recent electoral victories visit www.elmaction.
|State Representative Jeffrey Roy Endorsed for 10th Norfolk District by Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund|
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Franklin United Municipal PAC endorses slate of candidates for the Franklin election Nov 2
"Franklin United is proud to endorse a complete list of candidates for Town Council, School Committee, Planning Board and Town Clerk (with names including Mel Hamblen, Denise Spencer, Cobi Frongillo, Al Charles, Robert Dellorco, and Beth Weirling).
We endorsed these candidates because we believe they will listen to the aspirations of Franklin residents who want equality and respect for all.
We believe they will strive, through their public service and community engagement, to be representative of diverse life experiences, forward thinking, and committed to equitable outcomes for all residents.Check out our slate of candidates below and consider signing a "Pledge to Vote" at our website." https://www.franklinmaunited.com/commit-to-vote
|Franklin United Municipal PAC endorses full slate of candidates|
Monday, November 30, 2020
Voices of Franklin: Dellorco Endorses Chiklis
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
350 Mass Endorses The Community Preservation Act (CPA) For Franklin
Members of the Franklin Node of the statewide organization 350 Mass voted to endorse The Community Preservation Act (CPA) in Franklin. 350 Mass is a movement of volunteer members who carry out both municipal-level and statewide campaigns intended to broadly and systemically confront the climate crisis, hold our politicians accountable and undermine the destructive influence of the fossil fuel industry.
Carolyn Barthel, coordinator of the Franklin Node, said that the local node encourages Franklin residents to vote yes on question 3 on the November ballot because the CPA is in alignment with our goals of resource preservation and affordable housing. With the Community Preservation Act, Franklin will have the resources to purchase land for open spaces, maintain and improve parks and recreation areas, restore historical sites, and provide more affordable housing.
Raymond Milici, Franklin resident and a member of 350 Mass, points out that several surrounding towns, including Norfolk and Wrentham, already enjoy the benefits of CPA, and Franklin should do the same. In addition to revenues raised, via a small surcharge on property taxes (details in link below) the state will also contribute funds to help support town projects covered under the Community Preservation Act. We would get a lot for a little. A win-win for Franklin. For open spaces and more, please vote yes on 3.
For more information on what CPA is and how it works go to
- CPA for Franklin flyer = https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WTBRSlvC_HpcNpBg22mKyLDYhtpkF-S6/view
- Official Town of Franklin one page Fact Sheet =http://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/uploads/cpa_fact_sheet_4.pdf
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Scientific American: “science, health, the environment, evidence-based policy, and reality over disinformation."
From the Boston Globe, an article of interest for Franklin:
"Scientific American, the magazine that has delved into scientific topics for 175 years, is endorsing a presidential candidate for the first time, picking Democrat Joe Biden over Republican incumbent President Donald Trump.Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
“The evidence and the science show that Donald Trump has badly damaged the U.S. and its people—because he rejects evidence and science,” the magazine’s editorial said. “The most devastating example is his dishonest and inept response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which cost more than 190,000 Americans their lives by the middle of September. He has also attacked environmental protections, medical care, and the researchers and public science agencies that help this country prepare for its greatest challenges.”
The magazine said it was urging people to vote for Biden, “who is offering fact-based plans to protect our health, our economy and the environment. These and other proposals he has put forth can set the country back on course for a safer, more prosperous and more equitable future.”
“It’s time to move Trump out and elect Biden, who has a record of following the data and being guided by science,” the magazine said.
Laura Helmuth, the magazine’s editor-in-chief tweeted that a vote for Biden would support “science, health, the environment, evidence-based policy, and reality over disinformation."
Scientific American editorial https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientific-american-endorses-joe-biden/
|"We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history—until now"|
Friday, August 21, 2020
In the News: 4th District candidates for ranked choice; Pelosi endorses Kennedy
From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"A significant majority of the Democratic candidates in the Fourth Congressional District race support the initiative petition on the Nov. 2 ballot that seeks to implement a ranked choice voting system in the 2022 elections.
The field includes eight contenders who are seeking to fill the seat that U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III is giving up as he challenges U.S. Sen. Ed Markey this election cycle. Out of the eight candidates who responded to a News Service request for their positions on the major voting reform, seven voiced concrete support for the ballot question — an initiative that appears designed to come into play in races with large fields just like the one the candidates are competing in in the Fourth Congressional race.
Natalia Linos, Ihssane Leckey, Ben Sigel, Jake Auchincloss, Jesse Mermell, Becky Grossman, and Alan Khazei all voiced support for the initiative, saying ranked choice voting increases representation of people of color, boosts election participation and encourages candidates to appeal to a wider base of voters."
"U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed fellow Democratic House member Joe Kennedy III on Thursday in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the Democratic primary.Pelosi said when Democrats were working to take back control of the House from Republicans during the 2018 elections, Kennedy stumped for candidates across the country.“From climate change to health care to racial justice, Joe has been a leader in our Caucus organizing us around our core values,” Pelosi said in a press release. “We need leaders who are willing to give every inch of themselves to the causes and concerns that unify Democrats. Joe Kennedy represents this Party’s future,”
Friday, August 14, 2020
Letter to the Editor: Bill O'Donnell
August 12, 2020
Letter to the Editor:
I have never written a letter to the editor on behalf of a candidate running for office. However, we live in unique times with a number of serious issues that need to be collaboratively worked on and addressed.
I urge you to vote for Congressman Joe Kennedy in the Democratic Primary for United States Senator. Joe Kennedy can meet the pressing issues of our society. He will make himself available to the communities that make up Massachusetts and the residents that live in our Commonwealth.
It is my hope that Joe Kennedy can make government work at the federal level for all of us. As an elected official whose job takes him to all 28 communities in Norfolk County I have been very impressed with Joe Kennedy since he undertook to represent a good portion of Norfolk County as an elected Congressman. Joe Kennedy's decency, compassion, thoughtfulness and record of accomplishment is a solid foundation with which to build upon in years to come.
Please consider voting for Joe Kennedy for United States Senator.
Norfolk County Register of Deeds
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Commonwealth Magazine: "Globe ed page editor grills House candidate the paper endorsed"
From CommonWealth Magazine we share an article of interest for Franklin:
"THE INTERVIEW Boston Globe editorial page editor Bina Venkataraman conducted with Jake Auchincloss had all the feel of a standard quizzing of a candidate as a newspaper weighs an endorsement, as she grilled him on past statements and asked him to explain aspects of his record. Except for one small detail: The Globe already endorsed the Newton city councilor in the nine-way Democratic primary for the Fourth Congressional District seat.
The unusual spectacle that unfolded Monday afternoon on Zoom came after the paper’s July 31 endorsement drew fierce blowback from other candidates, Globe readers, and Newton residents who decried past comments Auchincloss made on race and religious issues as well campaign finance matters. Last week, four days after the endorsement, Venkataraman announced that she would interview Auchincloss publicly as part of the Globe’s “Op-Talk” series in order to probe more deeply concerns that have been raised about his record and the paper’s endorsement.
“It is an unusual Globe Op-Talk,” Venkataraman said, kicking off a conversation in which she was far more skeptical inquisitor than cheerleading booster of the candidate she and her editorial board colleagues concluded rose to the top of a crowded field with impressive backgrounds. “Our readers have been raising all kinds of concerns about your candidacy, frankly, and a lot of those concerns are legitimate concerns,” she told Auchincloss in a tone that seemed to convey a hint of buyer’s remorse. "
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required) https://commonwealthmagazine.org/media/globe-ed-page-editor-grills-congressional-candidate-the-paper-endorsed/
|Commonwealth Magazine: "Globe ed page editor grills House candidate the paper endorsed"|
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus (MWPC) Political Action Committee endorses Monica Linden
Endorsing a record 36 women running for municipal level office to date in 2017, coupled with a surge of new members by 450%, MWPC is building strong momentum heading into the highly anticipated 2018 federal and state elections.
The groundswell of support comes as MWPC PAC endorsed candidates are running for elected office in competitive races, including School Committee, Board of Selectmen, City Council and Mayor in Beverly, Boston, Cambridge, Easthampton, Everett, Framingham, Franklin, Melrose, Newton, North Adams, Pittsfield, Springfield and other communities.
"MWPC is pleased to endorse Monica in her race for the Franklin School Committee," said Linnea Walsh, MWPC interim executive director. "Monica is committed to MWPC's goals of parity to ensure that more women are equally represented at the policy and decision-making table. She recognizes that municipal government is where the rubber meets the road in terms of advocating for the investments and programs to help students and families succeed."
MWPC PAC endorsements have yielded several wins including Cindy Friedman, who won the special election for the 4th Middlesex Senate seat in July, and Elizabeth Almeida, who won her election in the race for the Westford Board of Selectmen race.
|Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus (MWPC) |
Political Action Committee endorses Monica Linden
About the MWPC PACThe Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Political Action Committee is a non-partisan organization that works to increase the number of women elected and appointed to public office and public policy positions.
Please visit www.mwpc.org to learn more about our Political Action Committee. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MWPC and connect on our Facebook page.
For more about Monica