PRESS RELEASE: Fitchburg, Gardner Democratic Committee Chairs Endorse Rufus Gifford for Congress

May 18, 2018

LOWELL—Rufus Gifford, candidate for Congress in Massachusetts’ 3rd District, today welcomed the endorsement of Patricia Vacca Martin, Chair of the Fitchburg Democratic City Committee, and Brad Heglin, Chair of the Gardner Democratic City Committee. They are endorsing Gifford in their personal capacities.

“Patty and Brad are two outstanding people and community leaders, and I have enjoyed spending so much time with them over the course of this campaign, talking policy and politics,” said Gifford. “It means so much to have earned their support.”

Martin, Chair of the Fitchburg Democratic City Committee said: “I’m thrilled to throw my support behind Rufus Gifford for Congress. I think he is the one candidate who can actually bring people together and help get government working again so it makes people’s everyday lives better—whether it’s fixing our crumbling infrastructure, bringing advanced manufacturing jobs back to Fitchburg, or addressing the rising costs of health care, education, and housing. He is such a positive, genuine candidate who prioritizes being open and accessible to his constituents, and that is exactly what we need in Washington. He has invested heavily in Fitchburg and the surrounding communities, and took the time to get to know our needs and concerns, so I know he will be a great advocate for us when he is elected.”

 Heglin, Chair of the Gardner Democratic City Committee said: “Rufus is the best candidate for the residents of Gardner and the entire district. I have been very impressed with Rufus, who is a genuine and authentic politician and someone who actually wants to listen, learn, and represent the interests of his constituents. I’ve seen him in Gardner and Worcester County more times than I can count, and that means a lot. But it’s not just about showing up, it’s about delivering. Given his experience and perspective, I think he is best suited to produce the results we need, whether it’s his plan to bring advanced manufacturing jobs to this part of the district, helping to revitalize our cities and towns, or restoring trust in our political system.”