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Candidate endorsements for state senate and state representative races

In the Nov. 3 election, four candidates are vying for the state representative and state senate races. Matt Kelly, a member of the Franklin Town Council is facing off against State Sen. Becca Rausch, who represents the Bristol, Norfolk, and Middlesex districts.

In the state representative race, Town Councilors John Simmons [R] and Adam Scanlon [D] are seeking the 14th Bristol District seat currently held by State Rep. Betty Poirier.

Below is a list of the endorsements that each candidate has received

Matt Kelly


National Federation of Independent Businesses

Massachusetts Correctional Officers Federated Union

Attleboro Police Association

Mills Police Association

Support Birth Choice

Norfolk County Police Chief Association

Massachusetts Coalition of Police

Franklin Fire Association

Gun Owners Action League


Gov. Charlie Baker

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito

Norfolk County Sheriff Jerry McDermott

Former State Senator Richard Ross

North Attleborough Town Council Justin Pare

North Attleborough Town Council Mike Lennox

North Attleborough Town Clerk Kevin Porier

Franklin Town Council Deb Pellegri

Franklin Town Council Glenn Jones

Franklin Town Council Tom Mercer

Franklin Town Council Robert Dellorco

Franklin Town Council Brian Chandler

Franklin Town Council Eamon Earls

Franklin School Committee Judith Pond-Pfeffer

Attleboro City Council Jay DiLisio

State Representative Shawn Dooley

State Representative Betty Poirier

State Representative Mike Soter

Sherborn Planning Board Chris Owens

North Attleborough Community Leader Catherine Roman

State Sen. Becca Rausch

State and federal elected officials

Congresswoman Katherine Clark, Democratic nominee for the 4th Congressional District Jake Auchincloss, Attorney General Maura Healey, Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Auditor Suzanne Bump, State Senate President Karen Spilka, State Senate Majority Leader Cindy Creem, State Senator Paul Feeney, State Representative Jim Hawkins, State Representative Denise Garlick, State Representative David Linsky, State Representative Alice Peisch, and State Representative Carmine Gentile.

Local leaders

Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux, Attleboro City Councilors Laura Dolan and Ty Waterman, North Attleboro Town Councilors Kathleen Prescott and Adam Scanlon. Franklin Town Councilor Melanie Hamblen, Franklin School Committee Chair Dr. Anne Bergen, Norfolk School Committee Member Shannon Meneses, and Sherborn Select Board Member Paul DeRensis.

Natick Select Board Chair Jonathan Freedman, Vice Chair Karen Adelman-Foster, and Select Board member Sue Salamoff; Needham Select Board Chair Moe Handel, Clerk Marianne Cooley, and Select Board members John Bulian and Dan Matthews; Wayland Board of Selectmen members Lea Anderson and Dave Watkins; and Wellesley Board of Selectmen member Lise Olney.


Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, and the Bay State Birth Coalition. Massachusetts AFL-CIO, NAGE-SEIU, SEIU 32BJ, SEIU 509, Massachusetts and Northern New England Laborers’ District Council, Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists (MOSES), Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589, and the Plumbers Local 12. 350 Mass Action, the Sierra Club – Massachusetts Chapter, the Environmental League of Massachusetts, Clean Water Action, and Renew New England. Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, the MassEquality PAC, the Bay State Stonewall Democrats, Massachusetts Voters for Animals, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, and other organizations.

John Simmons


Annie Slobogan- Small business owner, Chairman of North Cultural Council, Chairman of Downtown North Attleboro Businesses

Gov. Charlie Baker

Dan Donovan, North Attleboro Historical Commission

Randy Spencer, Attorney/ Collegue

Jay Dilisio, Attleboro City Councilor at Large

Chris Sweet, North Attleboro Treasurer/ Collector

Jay Barrows, State Representative for the 1st Bristol District

Matt Slobogan, Small business owner/ Downtown North North Attleboro Businesses

Massachusetts Coalition of Police

Mike Lennox, North Attleboro Town Councilor

Betty Poirier, current State Representative for the 14th Bristol District

Kevin Poirier, North Attleboro Town Clerk and retired State Representative for the 14th Bristol District

Faye Weiner-Jackson, Small business owner/ Attorney/ Partner with John Simmons

Brian & Lisa Deck, residents

Rob Howard, Small business owner

Matt Haffner, Resident

Carol Wagner, North Attleboro School Committee

Catherine White, beloved former resident

Keith Lapointe, President of North Attleboro Town Council

Erin Sweeney, Small business owner

Catherine Roman, Chair of the North Attleboro Republican Town Council

Mitch MacDonald, Small business owner

Joanne MacDonald, Nurse at Joseph W. Martin Elementary School


Mass Coalition of Police

Adam Scanlon


Congressman Joe Kennedy III

Governor Michael S. Dukakis

Congressional Nominee Jake Auchincloss

State Senator Paul Feeney

State Senator Becca Rausch

Town Council Vice-President Justin Paré

Town Councilor Darius Gregory

Town Councilor Kathleen Prescott

School Comm. Chair Jim McKenna

School Comm Sarah Stone

David Chee former selectmen/school comm/finance comm.

Conservation Commission Chair Deb Cato

Susan Taylor Chair of Historical Commission

Andy Shanahan Planning Board

Mayor Paul Heroux

City Councilor Diana Holmes

City Councilor Ty Waterman

City Councilor Laura Dolan

City Councilor Sara-Lynn Reynolds

Former State Rep. and City Councilor Bill Bowles

Selectboard member Neil Rhein

Housing Authority Chair Kevin Doyle

Housing Authority Mary Kate Flynn

Housing Authority Will Snyder


SEIU Local 509

Massachusetts AFL-CIO

Massachusetts Voters for Animals

The Sierra Club

Progressive Massachusetts

Massachusetts and Northern New England Laborers’ District Council

Massachusetts Teachers Association

Clean Water Action

Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists

Bay State Stonewall Democrats

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