DiZoglio: Pushing Forward
Fresh off a primary victory, the Democratic candidate is shifting into general election gear.
After Democratic candidate for state representative Diana DiZoglio of Methuen pulled a political upset and defeated State Rep. David Torrisi Thursday in the Democratic Primary, she was overcome with excitement.
"I am so happy that the hard work paid off!" DiZoglio said of her win. "I hope this victory inspires others to challenge themselves beyond the expectations set by others. Setting high goals for yourself and giving it your all does pay off. Even if you don't have anyone to encourage you in your journey, find a way to encourage yourself."
DiZoglio may have been helped by her support from unions. While Torrisi was endorsed by Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and other heavy-hitters in the district, DiZoglio was endorsed by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the State Firefighters Union.
DiZoglio isn't resting on her win, though, and has set her eyes forward.
"We have a long road ahead to November," she said. "I am not taking anything for granted and I am going to be pushing myself even harder than I was during the primary race."
DiZoglio will face North Andover's Karin Rhoton, the Republican candidate for the 14th Essex seat. Rhoton brings with her support of conservatives and big names like former gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker.