Pictured Left to right: Penelope Jennewein (organizer) Our Revolution Somerville Candidate winners: JT Scott, William Mbah, Matt McLaughlin, Lance Davis, Ben Ewen-Campen
For Immediate Release November 8th, 2017
Contact: Andrea Burns firstname.lastname@example.org 413-210-5276
Our Revolution Massachusetts’ organizational power on display in November 7th election
On Tuesday, candidates supported by burgeoning political organization Our Revolution Massachusetts (ORMA) secured significant victories all across the state.
In Somerville, all twelve candidates supported by Our Revolution Somerville won their elections. These included incumbents Matt Mclaughlin, Mark Niedergang, Lance Davis, Bill White, and Mary Jo Rossetti. Challengers JT Scott, Ben Ewen-Campen, Jesse Clingan and Will Mbah unseated incumbents while Lee Palmer, Laura Pitone, Carrie Normand were re-elected to the school committee.
In Cambridge, Dennis Carlone, Sumbul Siddiqui, Quinton Zondervan and Jan Devereux won their city council races. Carlone, Siddiqui, Zondervan, Devereux were also endorsed by the national Our Revolution organization in addition to McLaughlin, Bhah, Scott, Clingan and Ewen-Campen from Somerville. Senator Sanders came to Somerville on October 23rd for a rousing pre-election rally.
In Greenfield the ORMA affiliate Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution saw five out of six Our Revolution endorsed candidates win–Tim Dolan, Otis Wheeler, Doug Mayo, Sheila Gilmour for Greenfield Town Council and Don Alexander for Greenfield School Committee.
Our Revolution affiliate in Metrowest helped carry their one endorsed candidate to victory on the Framingham City Council, Margaret Shepard.
Greater Worcester Our Revolution candidates won four out of four of their endorsed races: Joe Petty for mayor, Khrystian King and Sarai Rivera for city council, Dante Comparetto for School Committee.
In Newton, four out of eight of the candidates endorsed by Our Revolution Newton were elected. Matthew Miller to the School Committee and Alison Leary, Andreae Downs and Maria Scibelli Greenberg to the city council. The ballot question about a change to the city’s charter was not supported by OR Newton and did not pass.
In Medford, four out of the five endorsed candidates won: Stephanie Muccini for Mayor, Michael Ruggiero, Paul Ruseau and Mea Quinn Mustone for School Committee.
Malden had wins for at-large city councillors Debbie DeMaria, Stephen Winslow and Jennifer Spadafora for Ward 3 School Committee.
Our Revolution Somerville organizer Penelope Jennewein credits their big win with two key factors: “Community groups working on issues such as equitable development set the stage for us.” Running as a slate, “We put boots on the ground and canvassed for eleven weekends leading up to the election—an average of about 300 doors a weekend.” At the joint victory party Tuesday night Jennewein said candidates acknowledged Our Revolution as the unifying force driving their campaign.
To join an Our Revolution group near you, visit http://ourrevolutionma.com/orma-affiliates/
Our Revolution Massachusetts is meeting Sunday, November 12th in Quincy for a Ratification Congress where members will vote on a new organizational structure. For more information on how to attend, visit http://ourrevolutionma.com/new-governance-structure-for-orma/ or register here.
Our Revolution is a non-partisan American progressive political action organization spun out of Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. It supports progressive champions at every level of government. For more information, send an email to: info@OurRevolutionMA.com