The Massachusetts AFL-CIO has endorsed Diana DiZoglio for election as the state representative for the 14th Essex District.
“As an advocate for working families, I am honored to receive an endorsement from the AFL-CIO,” DiZoglio said. “This year marks the 100th anniversary for the Lawrence Bread and Roses Strike of 1912. Today, local families are still struggling to get by with the consistently rising costs of education, health care and general living expenses. I hope to be a voice for those trying to find light at the end of the tunnel in this difficult economy.”
DiZoglio is running in the Democratic Primary against incumbent State Rep. David Torrisi.
“Massachusetts needs more civic leaders like Diana DiZoglio who stands proudly for and will advocate effectively on the issues that matter most to the working men and women of our Commonwealth and their families,” AFL-CIO President Steven Tolman said in a statement. “We are proud to support her and encourage our members to join us in helping her win election to the House of Representatives.”
In the wake of redistricting, DiZoglio's campaign seems to making headway as more and more of her campaign signs are showing up on lawns across the district. The Massachusetts AFL-CIO Executive Council endorsement comes after the organization reportedly sought input from labor councils in the district.
“The working men and women of the 14th Essex District need a state representative that they can count on to stand up for our issues,” said Paul Georges, President of the Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council. “Diana DiZoglio has a proven track record of supporting working families and will be a great advocate for us on Beacon Hill. We are proud to support her candidacy and encourage our members to help send a true working families candidate to the State House.”