MEDFORD – Mayor Stephanie Muccini Burke has received the endorsement of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Attorney General Healey joins a growing list of community leaders and officials who support Mayor Burke’s re-election bid this November.
Regarding her support of Mayor Burke, Attorney General Maura Healey stated “Mayor Burke has made the safety, security and economic prosperity of the people of Medford her top priority, and she has been a strong and effective partner for me and my office. I’m pleased to support her campaign and will be glad to continue our work to expand opportunity in Medford and across Massachusetts.”
Attorney General Healey issued the oath of office to Mayor Burke in January 2016. In less than two years, Mayor Burke has followed through on her promises to address a range of issues such as public safety, economic and community development and public education through actions including: investing in Medford’s Police and Fire Departments, implementing the Complete Streets project, planning business district revitalizations, working to make 9 new Chapter 74 technical programs and 16 advanced placement courses available at the integrated Medford High and Vocational Schools and creating a full time Recreation Department for the City of Medford. Mayor Burke has also made strides in community building within the City through hiring a diversity officer, securing funding the Medford Public Library’s renovation and appointing a Station Manager to head the new public access station and community media center.
Mayor Burke and Attorney General Healey have worked together on a range of issues affecting Medford including the support of youth in the City. This past summer, Medford received a youth grant from the Attorney General’s office to put recreation instructors in Medford parks in order to promote healthy lifestyles.
Attorney General Maura Healey’s endorsement follows last week’s backing by law enforcement officials including Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan, Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian, President of the Massachusetts Association of Italian American Police Officers and Superintendent of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (Ret.) Martin Gabriella, and President of the National Association of Government Employees David J. Holway.