The following is from the Committee to Elect Margaret Hegarty.
Endorsements for Margaret Hegarty
Anne Paulsen, a former Belmont Board of Selectman and State Rep. said, “Hegarty would not only bring a progressive presence to the State House but also a woman's perspective to Beacon Hill.” Paulsen pointed out that, “When women – who make up only a quarter of the members of the state House and Senate – are ‘at the table’ it effects how legislation is written especially when it comes to laws impacting women including pensions, insurance and welfare. I know Margaret will be a terrific state representative," said Paulsen.
The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus is a multi-partisan organization founded in 1971 to maximize the participation of women of all ages in the political process and to increase the number of women appointed and elected to public office and public policy positions. Previously they have endorsed Martha Coakley for Attorney General, Niki Tsongas for Congress, Ayanna Pressley for the Boston City Council and Suzanne Bump for State Auditor. Margaret is honored to be endorsed by this wonderful organization.
NAGE IBPO-SEIU Local 5000 is behind Margaret. David Holway, the National President, announced their support for Margaret’s candidacy.
IBEW Local 2222 endorsed Margaret. Brendan Keough, President of COPE notified her by letter on July 25th.
The Retired State, County and Municipal Employees Association of MA have also joined in supporting Margaret’s candidacy.