FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2020
Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union Endorses Revere City Councilor At-Large Jessica Giannino for State Representative
BOSTON, MA – On Tuesday, the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union (MCOFU) endorsed Revere City Councilor At-Large Jessica Giannino for State Representative, 16th Suffolk District. Giannino officially claimed a spot on the September 1st ballot after submitting the required certified signatures to the Secretary of State’s office last month.
“In the opinion of our Executive Board, nobody will fight harder than Jessica Giannino for pulic safety and to improve the quality of lives for the residents who reside in the 16th Suffolk District,” said Kevin Flanagan, MCOFU Legislative Representative.
The MCOFU currently represents all employees in Bargaining Unit 4 of the DOC, Bristol County Jail and House of Correction CO’s, the Plymouth County BCI and Communication Officers and the Dukes County Correction Officers.
“I’m beyond grateful for the endorsement of such a strong union like MCOFU,” said Giannino. “Public service runs in my family, so I understand the need for representation and support for what has become the largest law enforcement Union in New England over the last 30 years.
Jessica began her career in politics as a City Councilor At-Large for the City of Revere in 2012. In that time, she has worked on countless issues that impact the daily lives of the citizens of Revere, as well as ordinances that will impact generations to follow. In 2013 her inclusive style and strong leadership qualities prompted her colleagues to elect her Vice President of the Council. In 2016 and 2018, Jessica had the honor of serving as City Council President. During that time, she worked ensure the agenda maintained a balance between protecting and growing the city’s economic base, without compromising the quality of city services to residents. Jessica believes it is her responsibility to ensure that Revere’s government is accountable to the people, financially responsible and forward thinking.