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Haverhill Mayor James Fiorentini Endorses Koh For Congress

Jul 24, 2018 06:17AM ● By Theresa Gilman

From left to right: Ralph Basiliere (Ward 1 Chair of Haverhill Democratic City Committee), Mayor Fiorentini, Mohamed Machkour (Owner of Wicked Big Cafe), Lynda Brown, Dan Koh, Tracey Ellaides, Elaine Barker (Founder of Haverhill Brightside). Photo courtesy of the Dan Koh campaign.

(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by the office of Dan Koh for Congress.)

ANDOVER, MA – Haverhill Mayor James Fiorentini has announced his endorsement of Dan Koh in the Third District congressional race. Fiorentini  endorsed Koh at a press conference outside of Wicked Big Cafe on 19 Essex Street in downtown Haverhill. Click here for video from the event.Fiorentini, who has served as Mayor since 2003, will actively campaign for Koh in the weeks ahead.

In his remarks, Mayor Fiorentini underscored that Koh was the best candidate to create jobs and generate economic development in downtown Haverhill.

Fiorentini emphasized, "Now we didn’t choose this area [for the endorsement] by accident. We chose this area because it is the heart of Haverhill’s renaissance. 200 million dollars in new investment in our downtown and we need a congressman who understands and supports urban areas and cities. And Dan Koh will be that congressman."

"Now if you look just across the street, you see an old abandoned factory building now being remodeled, in part, because of federal tax credits. Dan Koh will be the Congressman that understands that and will fight to keep our renaissance going."

Mayor Fiorentini's endorsement underscores the strong support Koh has received throughout the Merrimack Valley. Koh has also been endorsed by Methuen Mayor James Jajuga, President of the Haverhill City Council John Michitson, Chairwoman of the Methuen City Council Jennifer Kannan, Former Haverhill State Rep. Frank Emilio, Vice Chair of the Methuen School Committee Nicholas DiZoglio, Methuen School Committee members Robert Vogler and Susan Nicholson, and many other local leaders, community activists, and unions

Koh is the only candidate to have opened up an office in Haverhill. He also has offices in Andover, Lowell, Hudson, and Fitchburg. 

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