By: Mark Campaign On: 12:40AM / Sunday September 12, 2010
SHELBURNE FALLS, Mass. — State Sen. Stan Rosenberg has endorsed Paul Mark, candidate for state representative in Tuesday's Democratic primary for the 2nd Berkshire district.
"Paul is a hard-working, intelligent person from a working-class background who would make a fine state representative," said Rosenberg. He said Mark has the energy to represent his sprawling district — the largest in the state. Rosenberg also commended Mark for
his understanding of the issues that face his rural district, from regional school district funding to innovation in agriculture and energy.
"As a fellow graduate of UMass-Amherst, Paul shares my dedication for supporting higher education," Rosenberg said, "and it's reflected in his endorsements from various educator groups."
Mark received his master's in labor studies from the university, along with a doctorate in law and policy from Northeastern University. "He's clearly got the right qualifications for the job," Rosenberg added.
"I'm excited to have the support of Senator Rosenberg, and I believe we would be natural allies in crafting policy that will benefit our shared districts," said Mark upon receiving the endorsement. "I especially aspire to mirror his advocacy on behalf of farmers in the State House."
Current Rep. Denis Guyer is vacating the seat for the 2nd Berkshire District, which shares many towns with Rosenberg's Franklin-Hampshire Senate district.
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Legislators typically stay out of primary fights for open seats.Kudos to Guyer for keeping his thumb off the scale! A kiss like this always will come with an invoice later....I wonder what Mark will have to do for Rosenberg??? Support the tragic wind siting bill? Mark already does. Support casinos? Mark already does.I wonder what he will have to pay?????
Oh! here's the Szczepaniak clan, mouthing off about Rosenberg being a special interest. You're later than usual. That post is wild speculation from someone who clearly doesn't know what a well-though-out and kind person Stan Rosenberg is.
And Paul DOES NOT support the wind siting bill. He has said over an over that he opposes it. Nice try, Szczepaniak clan, but the voters see through your ruses!
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