FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 21, 2020
Locals Leaders from Fall River, Sharon Endorse Jesse Mermell for Congress
BROOKLINE – Jesse Mermell today secured three new endorsements from local elected officials from the Fourth District, adding to the momentum of her campaign as voters start to focus on the approaching September 1 primary.
Fall River School Committee Members Paul Hart and Thomas Khoury and Sharon Select Board Member Hanna Switlekowski threw their support behind Mermell, who launched her campaign in Fall River, saying that she is the best candidate to lead the Fourth District through the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and rebuild in a fair, just, and equitable way.
“Jesse has demonstrated her commitment to responding to COVID-19 in an equitable way that takes into consideration the unique challenges facing municipalities, as well as students, parents, and teachers who have to adjust to learning from home,” said Hart. “I know that Jesse will be an advocate for the working people of Fall River in Washington, D.C. and I’m proud to support her.”
“As our next member of Congress, Jesse is going to show up for every community in this district – from Brookline to Fall River – just as she has throughout her campaign,” said Khoury. “Jesse is the best candidate to go to Washington and fight to create a fair economy that works for everybody.”
“As a woman in politics, Jesse is an amazing role model and leader,” said Switlekowski. “Interning in Governor Patrick’s office, I admired Jesse’s work and looked to her as a mentor. When I ran for office, Jesse was so encouraging in offering advice and support. By having both public sector and nonprofit experience, Jesse will bring a wealth of diverse knowledge to the Hill.”
Earlier this year, Mermell secured the endorsements of local leaders from across the district, including Easton Select Board Chair Dottie Fulginiti, Brookline Select Board Member Heather Hamilton, Hopkinton Select Board Member Irfan Nasrullah, Needham School Committee Member Sue Neckes, and Mansfield Select Board Vice Chair Michael Trowbridge.
Mermell has also steadily built support from state and national leaders, including Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, former First Lady Diane Patrick, Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins, Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Representative Carolyn Dykema, former Representative Frank Smizik, and champion for women’s equality Barbara Lee. She has also been endorsed by the Massachusetts Council of Machinists and Her Time PAC.