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Eric Lesser, candidate for state Senate in the First Hampden and Hampshire district, visited five community events on Saturday in anticipation of the Nov. 4 general election.
The stops included the "Visit Latin" Expo sponsored by the MA Latino Chamber of Commerce at the YMCA of Greater Springfield, the 12th Annual "Taste of Greece" at St. Luke's in East Longmeadow, the Weekend Bazaar at St. Stanislaus, a dinner in Ludlow supporting the Michael J. Dias Foundation, and a benefit in Longmeadow to support expansion of the Sister Caritas Cancer Center.
Congressman Richard Neal and Sheriff Mike Ashe led a rally on behalf of Eric Lesser, candidate for state Senate in the First Hampden and Hampshire district, at Lesser's campaign headquarters in East Longmeadow this morning.
Following the rally, around 30 Lesser supporters departed to knock on doors throughout the East Forest Park neighborhood.
In his remarks to supporters, Rep. Neal emphasized Lesser's intimate knowledge of Western Mass and ability to foster relationships needed to effectively represent the region.
Hundreds of people attended a campaign rally yesterday evening held for Eric Lesser, candidate for state Senate in the First Hampden and Hampshire district. The event, held at the John Boyle O’Reilly Club in Springfield, was headlined by Congressman Richard Neal and Sheriff Michael J. Ashe, Jr. Other officials attending included Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and former Mayor Billy Sullivan.
Addressing Lesser’s supporters, Rep. Neal said he was struck by Lesser’s modesty and dedication to Western Mass.
Over the past several months I’ve spoken with city officials, community leaders, and countless residents of Chicopee who are concerned about the growing number of homeless families crammed into unsafe conditions in motels along Memorial Drive and Burnett Road. This practice is unfair to Chicopee, unsafe for the families, and far too costly for the service it’s providing.
Eric Lesser, Democratic nominee for state Senate in the First Hampden & Hampshire district, was endorsed today by Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, along with several members of the Springfield City Council and School Committee. Surrounded by community members, Mayor Sarno said: “Eric is young, energetic, enthusiastic—a doer with a can-do attitude," Sarno said. “He's put forth ideas on how to move the district and Springfield forward. He's very sensitive to local issues. He's a hometown boy.”