“Andrea brings her lived experience, one that resonates with so many families across Massachusetts, to everything she does. I have the utmost confidence in Andrea’s vision for this office, and am proud to endorse her as our next Attorney General.”
BOSTON – Citing her unwavering commitment to delivering tangible results for residents across the state, Speaker of the House of Representatives Ron Mariano today endorsed Andrea Campbell in her candidacy for Attorney General. Speaker Mariano’s support builds on the statewide coalition Campbell has built since announcing her run for Attorney General last month. Since then, she has garnered endorsements from Senator Ed Markey, more than 90 elected officials from every state county, labor, and community leaders.
“Andrea has dedicated her entire career not only to advocacy, but to action. She has defended the rights of children and their families as an education lawyer, pushed for greater equity in our education and transportation systems under the Patrick Administration, and passed historic housing and criminal justice legislation as President of the Boston City Council,” said Speaker Mariano. “Andrea brings her lived experience, one that resonates with so many families across Massachusetts, to everything she does. I have the utmost confidence in Andrea’s vision for this office, and am proud to endorse her as our next Attorney General.”
“I’m incredibly grateful to have Speaker Mariano‘s endorsement. As the leader of the House, he has spearheaded legislation related to health care, criminal justice, gun control, education, and so much more – always fighting for better outcomes in communities across Massachusetts,” said Campbell. I’m the only candidate in this race who has passed legislation at the State House, and as Attorney General I look forward to championing critical pieces of legislation and policy that will improve the lives of every resident in Massachusetts.”
Representative Ron Mariano (D-Quincy) has represented the 3rd Norfolk District, comprised of Quincy, Weymouth, and Holbrook in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since 1991. He was elected Speaker of the House in December 2020 after serving as Majority Leader since 2011. As Speaker, his priorities are wind energy and continuing to bolster the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response and position Massachusetts for sustainable, long-term economic recovery. He has led many of the House’s conference committee negotiations for bills (that remain shared priorities of both), including establishing school accountability standards, containing health care cost growth, reforming the criminal justice system, creating an adult-use marijuana industry, and regulating ride-sharing services.