ENDORSEMENTS

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THE REPUBLICAN

The Republican newspaper endorses Kelli Moriarty-Finn for City Council At-Large, stating: "Financial experience is an asset for Moriarty-Finn, who is a senior project manager at an investment firm. She is also a community activist on many levels who speaks with conviction and authority on developing economic growth to expand the tax base and job opportunities.

Moriarty-Finn has articulated the need for "guarded optimism" that conveys positive messages about Springfield - without ignoring or denying the challenges unquestionably facing the city. This is a realistic and pragmatic approach to government."

Read More at masslive.com


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THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS

"Her background, and proposed direction for the City of Springfield will certainly bring a positive influence and results.

It is with great pleasure that the entire Executive Board of Teamsters Local 404 welcomes the opportunity to unanimously endorse Kelli Moriarty-Finn's candidacy for Springfield City Council At-Large."


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mike ashe

“She’s five stars all the way. She has the talent and experience to contribute greatly to Springfield’s success.”


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Former Springfield Mayor, Now Governor’s Council Member Mary Hurley

The first female Mayor of Springfield, former Associate Justice of the District Courts, and current Governor’s Council member Mary Hurley has formally endorsed Moriarty-Finn.

Governor’s Council member Hurley comments, “Today, more than ever, we need the presence of strong women in local politics. I have known Kelli for many years. She will bring her love of Springfield, passion to serve, and strong business acumen to the Council, and play a large role in advancing the City forward. Springfield is moving in a new direction, and as a result, we have a need for fresh ideas and new leadership on the Council. I have every confidence in her abilities and feel she too has the opportunity to become a role model for future women leaders.”

"It is an honor to receive this endorsement”, says Moriarty-Finn. “Judge Hurley’s track record and dedication to the City of Springfield speaks for itself. I consider Mary a mentor. She has blazed a trail and shattered the glass ceiling; not often done by women. Moreover, she remains committed to our City and Western MA through her presence and tenacity on the Governor’s Council. She is a wonderful representation of smart women in politics.”


 
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sheet metal workers local 63

"I am proud to announce that Sheet Metal Workers Local 63 has endorsed Kelli Moriarty-Finn for the City Council of Springfield.

Moriarty-Finn is committed to continuing to fight to create and protect family-sustaining Union jobs across the Country. She can continue fighting for good jobs and good public education, but needs to be elected as City Councilor.

Our local is honored to be endorsing such a strong and dedicated candidate for our working families."

-- John Scammon, Business Manager/FST


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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 7

IBEW Local 7 is committed to the advancement of the wages, benefits, and working conditions of all electrical workers in Western Massachusetts.  Their goals are to organize all contractors’ electricians, and technicians into the IBEW who want to advance the interests of workers within the electrical industry. With a highly trained workforce, they provide contractors with skilled workers when needed them, and are proud of the skills that their members bring to the jobsite day after day.


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Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts

The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund (PPAF) is the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (PPLM) and operates as a separate entity from PPLM under the 501(c)(4) tax guidelines.  Formed in 1984, PPAF believes that working within the political process is critical to advancing PPLM’s mission to increase access to sexual and reproductive health services and comprehensive sexuality education for adolescents, women, men, and families across Massachusetts.