James Arena-DeRosa (Holliston), candidate for the 8th Middlesex State House District (Holliston, Hopkinton, Sherborn, and precincts two and three of Millis), has been endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts.
"We are so pleased to endorse James for State Representative as we know our local Holliston teachers have done as well. James will bring to Beacon Hill a fresh perspective of ideas and fierce advocacy for our public education system. He will be a strong ally for preserving the public good and won't be afraid to be bold and be hard working for the residents of his district,” said Beth Kontos, President of the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts MTA is the second statewide teachers union to endorse in this year’s race for the 8th Middlesex State House seat, and also the second statewide teachers union to endorse James.
“The success of our teachers is equivalent to the success of our schools,” said James. “The support of the AFT Massachusetts is greatly appreciated, as I hope to be a strong partner to our teachers, our schools, and our entire educational system for the benefit of our communities as the 8th Middlesex’s State Representative.”
James Arena-DeRosa is running for State Representative to give our communities a seat at the table. Together, we will ensure that the political process in Boston does not overlook small towns in conversations about infrastructure, climate change, elder care, the retention of young talent, and education. With decades of experience from his roles with Oxfam America, the Peace Corps, and the United States Department of Agriculture in the Obama Administration, he has the experience to effectively advocate for the people of Holliston, Hopkinton, Millis and Sherborn on Beacon Hill.
The 8th Middlesex State House District includes Holliston, Hopkinton, Sherborn, and precincts two and three of Millis. The seat has no incumbent after Representative Carolyn Dykema’s resignation in February. Representative David Linsky’s 5th Middlesex District no longer includes Millis and Sherborn.
For more information about James’ candidacy, please visit jamesforstaterep.com.