Hello! My name is Mike Connolly.
I am an attorney, a community organizer, and a proud progressive Democrat running for State Representative in Cambridge and Somerville, Massachusetts.
I am running for State Representative because I believe we need passionate new leadership to address the concerns of our communities and advance a progressive agenda both locally and across our commonwealth. I ask for your support of this campaign so, together, we can have the progressive leadership we deserve.
My commitment to social and economic justice stems from my own background. I was raised in public housing by a single mother who struggled with health issues. I spent time in foster care and benefited from a Head Start program and other social services as a young child.
With the help of these programs, caring community members, and an extended family, I had the support to overcome adversity and beat the odds. I went on to attend Duke University on a football scholarship. After that, I put myself through Boston College Law School, served as a managing editor for a progressive law journal, became a licensed attorney, and worked for a global technology company.
While I was fortunate to have these opportunities, however, so many of my childhood peers have ended up incarcerated, out of work, on the streets, or victims of the heroin and opioid epidemics. I know it doesn’t have to be that way, but not everyone is given the support I had, and the results are just not something that we should accept in Massachusetts.
I know that with new leadership we can do a better job addressing these challenges. We can make broader investments in affordable housing, public transportation, early education, afterschool programs, and other critical services. These are investments that would help make my story less of an exception, and more of the rule. And I believe that this and future generations deserve that chance.
I hope we get the chance to connect in the weeks leading up to the election on Tuesday, November 8. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly if you have any questions or want to help the campaign. Running for local office at its core is about service to the community, and I will always have an open door (and an open in-box), because I know the only way we can move our community forward is by doing it together.
The Committee to Elect Mike Connolly invites you to a winter fundraiser to celebrate Rep. Connolly's first year in office!
Special guest speakers include Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, State Senator Patricia Jehlen, State Representative Jay Livingstone, and Cambridge City Councillor-elect Sumbul Siddiqui.
Contact Matt Miller via Matt@MikeConnolly.org with questions or to get involved with the host committee.
Contributions to the Committee to Elect Mike Connolly graciously accepted prior to the event or at the event. All are welcome to attend regardless of ability to contribute.
Thank you!WHENDecember 11, 2017 at 5:30pmWHERESonia
10 Brookline St
Cambridge, MA 02139
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