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Campaign Notebook: News from the campaign trail


Friday, June 01, 2018
‘Breakfast with the Careys’

EASTHAMPTON — Daniel Carey, Easthampton City Councilor and candidate for state representative for the 2nd Hampshire District, will host a campaign event, “Breakfast with the Careys,” at the American Legion in Easthampton on Sunday, June 10, from 8-11 a.m.

Carey’s aunt, Kate Carey Salvetti, said in a press release the pancake breakfast was planned as a “fun and reasonable way to raise some of the funds that unfortunately are necessary to run an active campaign.”

The suggested donation is $12.50 at the door, with children under 12 free.

“We have an enthusiastic committee made up of Dan’s family, friends, and supporters all working together to help get Dan elected,” Salvetti said. “I am proud of Dan and hopeful that he will follow in the footsteps of my father as our state representative.”

Carey’s grandfather, William A. Carey, served as state representative for the 2nd Hampshire District from 1974 to 1986.

“I am excited about our start,” Carey said, “and I plan on continuing to work hard throughout the summer to earn the privilege of representing the citizens of South Hadley, Easthampton, Hadley, and Granby in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.”

Three school committee members endorse Comerford

NORTHAMPTON — Three Northampton School Committee members have endorsed Jo Comerford, former MoveOn campaign director, for her write-in candidacy for the Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester State Senate seat.

“Public schools are the heartbeat of Hampshire, Franklin, and Worcester counties,” said Molly Burnham, at-large committee member, in a press release. “She is dedicated to all the students in our towns and cities, and to defending and fighting for the funding that our schools are promised and deserve.”

At-large member Susan Voss said she is endorsing Comerford because of her progressive values and government experience at the local, state, and national levels.

“I am looking forward to having her fight for what’s important — affordable and accessible health care, quality public education, and the important economic development issues facing our region,” Ward 1 member Rebecca Busansky said.

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund endorses Goldstein-Rose

AMHERST — Incumbent State Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose, I-Amherst, is being endorsed in his re-election bid for the 3rd Hampshire District by the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts.

“Rep. Goldstein-Rose will fight for policies that strengthen reproductive rights and eliminate barriers to vital health care to ensure everyone has access to the care they need,” said Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, president of the advocacy and political arm for Planned Parenthood.

Goldstein-Rose has cosponsored and supported Planned Parenthood’s top legislative priorities in the Massachusetts House this session, including a successful bill to guarantee access to no-copay birth control for women in Massachusetts.

Goldstein-Rose said he appreciates the endorsement. “Every time I have interacted with them, they give compelling, inclusive messages to promote important legislation in Massachusetts, and I’m proud to support their work,” Goldstein-Rose said.

Inclusivity of LGBTQ people has been a focus for Goldstein-Rose, and he has supported the Healthy Youth Act, which would require that sex education be accurate and inclusive. He has also actively supported Planned Parenthood’s priority of paid family and medical leave, which will be on the November election ballot.

Goldstein-Rose, who left the Democratic Party earlier this year, will face a general election challenge from either Mindy Domb or Eric Nakajima, who are seeking the Democratic nomination for the district that includes Amherst, Pelham and Precinct 1 in Granby at the Sept. 4 primary.