FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2020
Massachusetts Retirees Association Endorses Revere City Councilor At-Large Jessica Giannino for State Representative
BOSTON, MA – On Thursday, the Massachusetts Retirees Association 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.
“Mass Retirees is proud to endorse Councilor Giannino in the Democratic Primary for State Representative, 16th Suffolk District,” said Mass Retirees President Frank Valeri. “Jessica’s dedication to bettering her lifelong home of Revere and her clear understanding of meeting the needs of the entire community is why the Association sees her as the best fit candidate for the seat.”
Throughout Mass Retirees 52-year history, the Association has become widely recognized as one of the strongest lobby groups on Beacon Hill. Its 52,000 members consist of retirees of the state, teachers', city, town, county, authority and district retirement systems.
“Public service runs in my family, so I’m very thankful for the endorsement of a staple organization like Mass Retirees,” said Giannino. “Having several relatives that are members, I know how hard the Association fights for issues affecting public retirees. I look forward to working alongside them on Beacon Hill once elected.”
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.