November 2, 2013- Senator Elizabeth Warren is endorsing Dan Rivera for Mayor of Lawrence, announcing her support just three days ahead of Tuesday’s election. Senator Warren’s endorsement follows that of Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, who publicly endorsed Rivera on October 8th.
In a prepared statement, Warren said “I am proud to call Dan Rivera my friend and support his effort to become the next Mayor of Lawrence. Dan is a true public servant. From his service in our nation’s military, to his extensive work as the Vice President of the Lawrence City Council, Dan is a leader who can bring fresh ideas to overcome the challenges the city faces today.
Lawrence is at a critical moment in its history. I know Dan will work tirelessly to reestablish the financial wellbeing of the city, while making the right investments for the future. As a graduate of Lawrence Public Schools and the University of Massachusetts, he understands that investing in our future means investing in our schools and our youth.
And I know he has the experience and personality to work with state and federal partners to improve the quality of life for every resident.
When Dan served as the Director of Latino Outreach on my campaign, I could see that there was something special about him. I believe Dan’s energy, passion, and commitment to the city he grew up in makes him the right choice to lead Lawrence into the future, and I am proud to stand behind him today. I know under his leadership, we can make Lawrence better.”
“I am incredibly honored to have the support of Senator Elizabeth Warren in this race. Her courageous leadership and tireless commitment to the people of Massachusetts, and especially to struggling families and communities, is an inspiration to me and so many others. Her work on economic justice and student loans is crucial for young families, especially here in Lawrence where we have one of the youngest populations in the Commonwealth. Senator Warren’s endorsement sends a strong message to everyone in Lawrence about the importance of getting out and voting on Tuesday.”