Press Release

Released: August 12, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Carl Sciortinos re-election campaign for Massachusetts 34th Middlesex District.

Carl Sciortino has been a progressive leader in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since he was first elected in 2004 and Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Carl Sciortino does more than represent his constituents. He works for them, he fights for them, and he delivers for them.

Carl Sciortino is a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He represents the 34th Middlesex district, including neighborhoods in both Somerville and Medford. Rep. Sciortino serves on the Joint Committees of Transportation, Public Health, and Community Development & Small Businesses. He was first elected in November 2004, defeating a conservative Democratic incumbent.

Prior to serving in the legislature, Rep. Sciortino worked in the public health field as a research manager at a community health center specializing in HIV/AIDS. He graduated with a degree in Biology from Tufts University. He is Vice-Chair of the Medford Democratic City Committee, a member of the Medford Ward 4 Democratic Committee, Progressive Democrats of Somerville, Mass NOW, the Sierra Club, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

Democracy for America is a key endorsement in this race, bringing donations from progressives and providing volunteers to participate in door-to-door, grassroots outreach. DFA has helped elect over 550 progressives to office from Governor Deval Patrick in Massachusetts to Rep. Jerry McNerney in Californias 11th Congressional District.

"I'm honored to receive this endorsement from Democracy for America," said Rep. Sciortino. "I applaud their commitment to supporting grassroots candidates and training local advocates to get involved in the political process. Real democracy comes from an engaged, informed electorate. I'm proud to stand with them in support of those values."

Carl Sciortino is running a grassroots campaign that is empowering people and staying true to the fundamental idea of government of the people, for the people, and by the people, said Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of DFA. Carl Sciortino is committed to advancing a progressive agenda which values public education, encourages economic development, and supports public transportation.

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