City Council President James Ferrera Endorses Melvin Edwards, Calls for Springfield Representation


For Immediate Release
August 6, 2012

SPRINGFIELD – City Council President James Ferrera has endorsed Melvin A. Edwards in the Hampden District race for the State Senate.

“The time is long overdue for Springfield to have a representative in the State Senate.” Ferrera said. “It is vital for the success of the city and of the district for Springfield to be represented.”

Last week, Ward 2 City Councilor Michael Fenton made similar statements, urging Springfield residents to come out and vote on September 6th for the future of the city.

“Melvin has been a dedicated public servant on the City Council” Ferrera continued “I have served with him as a fellow Councilor and this year as his Council President. In both capacities I have watched Melvin represent the residents of Springfield with a passion and dedication unrivaled by most. I know that he will take our concerns to Boston, and that he will fight for Western Massachusetts families.”

Ferrera urged voters in Springfield to understand the importance of the September 6th election.

“This is our first opportunity to have a Springfield resident in the Senate since 2005.” Said Ferrera “Our city needs representation in Boston if we expect respect and fair treatment from the State Senate. Everyone needs to come out and vote for Melvin Edwards.”

Edwards gladly accepted Ferrera’s endorsement this week.

“President Ferrera joins the thousands of Springfield voters I have spoken with who are fed up with Springfield’s lack of representation. We are going to take back this seat in September, but in order for that to happen every voters must come out to the polls and cast their ballot. We cannot afford to sit idly by while resources that should be coming to Western Massachusetts and the city of Springfield are diverted to Eastern Massachusetts.”

Last week Edwards was endorsed by City Councilor Michael Fenton and the Massachusetts Sierra Club.

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