There is a significant choice facing voters in the Democratic Primary coming up on Sept. 14. We choosing a nominee for the new state senator representing Groton for the first time in 14 years.
We support Chris Doherty because he has proven his ability to make his own way, accomplish goals and stand up for the people.
As an assistant district attorney for Middlesex County, Chris started off at the bottom and through proving himself as an exceptional trial lawyer and manager rose to become the senior career prosecutor in an office responsible for serving 1.5 million people.
The energy and consistency of how he has conducted his campaign belie a work ethic born from humble beginnings in one of the poorer neighborhoods in Lowell and fighting against the odds to make it out of a Head Start program, and to even get a higher education, let alone put himself through law school.
This background of fighting against the odds led Chris to make the choice to represent the people in the district attorney’s office. Recruited by Martha Coakley and promoted by current DA Gerry Leone to be the career-service head of the largest public law office in Massachusetts, Chris proved his mettle as committed fighting for the people who needed a voice the most.
When it comes to representing a town like Groton in a district that includes a larger municipality like Lowell, Chris has been more than conscientious in paying attention to our community. He recognized the obligation to represent the entire district, just like he did assistant district attorney. In this regard, Chris is a worthy successor to our current senator, Steven Panagiotakos, who has been receptive to input form our community.
The parallels to our outgoing senator are also striking. Chris was the same age as Steve when he was elected to the Senate, they both come from similar backgrounds, and both run vigorous campaigns based on demonstrated records of public service.
Whether it is his experience in fighting crime, visiting schools all over Middlesex County to talk to students and administrators about keeping children out of trouble, or successfully advocating for legislative reforms on Beacon Hill, Chris has the dedication, experience and energy to be a fitting state senator.
We ask you to join us in voting for him this Tuesday, Sept. 14.