Methuen Mayor James Jajuga Endorsing Koh For Congress
May 11, 2018 05:53AM
● By Theresa Gilman
ANDOVER, MA – On
Wednesday morning, Methuen Mayor James Jajuga was to announce
his endorsement of Dan Koh in the Third District Congressional race. Mayor Jajuga
endorsed Koh at a press conference outside of Delfie's Shop on 6 Hampshire Street
in downtown Methuen at 9
AM. Mayor Jajuga and Koh gave brief remarks, and then
went on a tour of local small businesses.
Mayor Jajuga, who was elected to his first term as Mayor of Methuen last November, has a nearly half-century long track record of distinguished public service. Prior to his election as Methuen’s 5th Mayor in modern times last year, Jajuga served as a City Councilor in Methuen from 2014-2017, as Secretary of Public Safety for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2001-2003, and as State Senator from the 3rd Essex District from 1991-2001. He also served on the Massachusetts State Police from 1969-1990, retiring as Lieutenant and head of the Essex County Drug Task Force, and is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mayor Jajuga’s endorsement accentuates Koh's strong support in the city of Methuen, the 4th largest city in the Third District. Koh has also received endorsements from Methuen City Council Chair Jennifer Kannan, Methuen School Committee Vice-Chair Nicholas DiZoglio, and members Robert Vogler and Susan Nicholson, as well as the support of Laborers Local 175, which is based in Methuen and represents over 1,000 laborers statewide.