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Brian J. Herr announced today that he is running for the United States Senate against Incumbent Senator Ed Markey. Herr released the following statement:

"We have no leadership in Washington, D.C. Our elected officials simply react; they respond; they panic. Then they have hissy fits with each other. And what does that get us? We find ourselves saddled with debt-ceiling fights, continuing resolutions and government shutdowns.

Elections come and go, yet the problems are only mounting. It is time for a new approach, a new way of doing things, a new voice in Washington.

I am running for the United States Senate because I believe the key to putting America back on track is to elect leaders that approach problem solving with an open mind and a strong background in the private sector.

We have real problems that need real solutions, not political lip service. We need bold leaders willing to make changes. In the United States Senate I will press for 1) term limits for all newly elected federal office holders, 2) a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution, 3) pro-growth and pro-jobs economic policy, 4) meaningful, respectful immigration reform, and 5) a bipartisan approach that ends the bickering and stalemate in Washington, D.C.

We need to return common sense to the political dialogue. I still believe a reasonable, responsible, respectful Republican can win a statewide race in Massachusetts. I know this is going to be a tough race, but I have run tough races before.

As a Founding Member and former Chairman of the Dana-Farber Boston Marathon Challenge, I have proudly run on their behalf for the past 24 years. This past April, at mile 25.5, race officials stopped us in our tracks. Thirty days later, I ran the last mile. Even though I have crossed the finish line many times before, that one was special! The sadness and anger I felt that afternoon making my way down Boylston Street was quickly replaced by determination and resolve.

It's this same determination and resolve that I bring to the race for United States Senate. It's time to get back to the business of solving problems. No more excuses. No more bickering. No more finger pointing.

We are a nation of great resilience, grand dreams and extraordinary achievement. We can transform the way government does business and get Washington working for us again. The time for positive change is now!"

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About Brian Herr:

For the past twenty-nine years Brian Herr has worked in the private sector, primarily managing distribution businesses focused on the commercial construction and industrial automation markets. Over the last fourteen years, Brian has also been active in the public sector, serving the citizens of Hopkinton on the Board of Selectmen, the Planning Board, the Metro West Regional Transit Authority and the Personnel Committee. In addition, he served as the Chairman of the Metro West Anti-Casino Coalition in 2013.

Brian is a Founding Member and former Chairman of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge, and is the only individual who has participated in the event in each of the 24 years it has been held. The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge has raised $60,000,000 for basic cancer research since its inaugural run in 1990.

Brian lives in Hopkinton with his wife Mary Murphy and their five children.