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ANDOVER, MA — Former Lowell mayor Patrick Murphy today announced his support for state senator Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) in the race for Congress in the Third Congressional District.
Murphy was mayor of Lowell from 2012 to 2014, the youngest person ever to hold the position. He is a fifth-generation resident of Lowell, and the son of schoolteachers.
“From support for public education and educators, to universal single-payer health care and workers’ rights, Senator Barbara L’Italien is the natural choice to succeed Niki Tsongas in Congress,” said Murphy. “My grandmother recently passed away, and having watched my mother care for her through dementia as Barbara did for her mother, it is clear that Barbara’s call to serve derives not from ambition, but from a genuine sense of duty and compassion for others. She reveals in her love and work for family, a hope for all families—that each has access to meaningful opportunity and the prosperity of this country.
“Her policy positions reflect that notion, and her record demonstrates a willingness to fight for her platform regardless of the political winds. She has been an advocate for workers and families from the start, partly because of that strong sense of intergenerational responsibility—that we care for the vulnerable, no matter who they are or where they come from—and for this past work and present commitment, I wholeheartedly support her campaign for a just future,” Murphy continued.
Only one other Lowell mayor has endorsed in this race.
“I’m honored to have the endorsement of Patrick Murphy, who understands how important it is to build a society that works for everyone and not just the most fortunate,” L’Italien said. “I’m looking forward to fighting tirelessly for these ideals in Washington on behalf of Lowell’s working families.”