Baddour Endorses O'Connor Ives
The former state senator said who he'd like to fill his seat.
Former State Sen. Steve Baddour has endorsed Kathleen O'Connor Ives in the campaign to fill his seat representing the 1st Essex Senate district.
“We need Katy Ives in the State Senate,” Baddour said in a statement. “She'll fight for working families in every city and town in the District.”
Baddour stepped down from the seat in March, saying he had accepted a job in the private sector and wanted to spend more time with his family.
“Steve Baddour was a strong voice for our district in the State Senate for ten years and I'm honored to have his support in this race,” O'Connor Ives said.
O'Connor Ives, 35, won the Democratic Primary race for the seat in September. She serves on the Newburyport City Council.