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WORCESTER -- Former state Sen. Warren E. Tolman, a Democrat running for attorney general, showcased local support with a campaign kickoff event Monday.
Mr. Tolman cited endorsements Monday from Worcester Mayor Joseph M. Petty, state Sen. Michael O. Moore and state Sen. Harriette L. Chandler.
He has also been endorsed by the entire House of Representatives delegation from Worcester, six city councilors, three members of the Worcester School Committee, an array of Democratic city and state committee members and several local labor leaders including Joseph Carlson, president of the Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO. Mr. Tolman is vying with Maura Healey, a former assistant attorney general, for the nomination.
Mr. Petty, a member of the nationwide group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, said he is supporting Mr. Tolman's bid because of his proposal to require smart gun technology -- designed to allow use only by the gun owner -- for new weapons sold in the state. Ms. Chandler cited his support of pay equity for women, while Mr. Moore touted Mr. Tolman's environmental views.
GRAFTON -- Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis has endorsed David Muradian for state representative of the 9th Worcester District. Mr. Evangelidis said Mr. Muradian is best equipped to represent the residents and businesses of Grafton, Northbridge and Upton because of his vast knowledge of the district.
"From working with David during my time as a legislator on Beacon Hill, and now as Worcester County sheriff, I know firsthand that he would be an invaluable asset to, and resource for, the residents of the 9th Worcester District, especially with his seven years of experience...