ANDOVER, MA — Last week State Senator Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) announced her support for State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) in the 1st Essex District Senate race.
DiZoglio is running for the seat currently held by Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives (D-Newburyport), who is retiring at the end of her term. In that district, L’Italien formerly represented Haverhill, Methuen, and North Andover as a state representative.
DiZoglio was recently outspoken about her work to get rid of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in the General Court, citing her experience with her own NDA, an effort that L’Italien praised.
“Now more than ever, we need smart, bold leaders to step up to run for office. Diana has been an outspoken and respected voice in the House on issues related to substance abuse, veterans, and as a champion for women in the workplace - work I know she will continue as a Senator,” said State Senator Barbara L’Italien, who is currently running for Congress in the 3rd District. “Working with her in the Merrimack Valley, I’ve had the honor of seeing firsthand that she will always fight for what’s right for her district. I’m proud to support her candidacy, and look forward to all that she will accomplish.”
“I’m thankful for Barbara’s support, not only for my Senate candidacy, but also to reform the use of non-disclosure agreements at the State House,” said State Representative Diana DiZoglio. “I’m ready to be a champion in the Senate on this and the many other issues important to our overlapping communities and beyond.”