Former Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera Endorses Vilma Martínez-Domínguez for Mayor

Vilma Martinez-Dominguez’s campaign for Mayor announced that former Mayor Dan Rivera has endorsed her campaign

“I’ve known Vilma for years, first as an advocate for our most vulnerable families, and now as a public servant for our city,” Said Rivera. “She will be a fighter for all of Lawrence, and I’m proud to endorse her campaign for Mayor.”

The endorsement comes on the heels of Martinez-Dominguez formally launching her bid for the Mayor’s office this year with the release of a new campaign video. Martinez-Dominguez’ campaign for Mayor is also leading the pack in fundraising, with over $60,000 raised to this date.

“Mayor Rivera has been a steadfast champion for Lawrence’s working families and small businesses, and his leadership will be sorely missed,”  Said Martinez-Dominguez. “I’m honored to have earned Mayor Rivera’s support in my campaign for Mayor, and I look forward to building upon the progress he’s made across this great city.”

 Martinez-Dominguez’s campaign has committed to building a broad coalition of support, ranging from activists, business leaders, and elected officials in Lawrence and across the Merrimack Valley.

About Vilma Martinez-Dominguez:

Vilma and her family arrived in Lawrence from the Dominican Republic in the early 1990s, and her desire to provide a better life for her family fueled her dreams and aspirations. A former student of Northern Essex Community College, and a graduate of  Springfield College and the Institute of Nonprofit Practice’s Core Certificate Program in partnership with the Tisch College at Tufts University, Vilma was propelled to a life of community service.

Vilma’s running for Mayor because she believes that residents deserve to live in a city where every person and every family has access to opportunities that help them meet their fullest potential.

Vilma is married to Luis Martinez, her partner of 16 years. She is the mother of three adult children, Pavielle,  Luis Jr., and Abner, and grandmother to six year old Niah. Vilma and her extended family are proud residents of the City of Lawrence.

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