State Representative Paul Donato (D-Medford, Malden) today announced his campaign for re-election for another two years on Beacon Hill. Representative Donato, first elected to the Legislature in 2000, represents Medford and Malden in the 35th Middlesex District of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He has served in numerous leadership positions over his 20 year tenure, and currently is the Assistant Vice Chairman on the highly coveted House Ways & Means Committee, the top committee assignment in the Democratic led House of Representatives.
“Again I have been honored to serve the people of Medford and Malden over the last 20 years, and I am invigorated by their continued support and confidence in me, fighting for our many diverse priorities, concerns, and issues of importance. I have been inundated by so many of my constituents urging me to run for another term in office, and I am flattered and humbled by such a strong show of support in my record of achievement and constituent service. I am bolstered by this support, and today I enthusiastically announce my campaign for re-election as your State Representative for my Medford and Malden communities.
As a child, I grew up in foster care at the Nazareth Home for Catholic Children, and then moved to a foster home in Medford. I immediately found a community in Medford that I felt was home, that I wanted to be a part, and strongly wanted to give back. To me, there’s no better place in the world! I’ve said this many times and it remains as true today; I am as energized and committed as my first day in office, and I’ll continue to work hard every day, representing your interests at the Massachusetts State House. As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ll fight to ensure that all individuals, working families, and small businesses receive the resources necessary to get back on their feet and see our impacted community return to normalcy,” said Donato.
Representative Donato has been at the forefront of historic and precedent-setting legislation on education, family rights, climate change, and a comprehensive overhaul of our public health and mental health safety nets. He has been a leader in opening pathways and empowering our disenfranchised and marginalized communities. He continues to lead on eliminating the wealth/income divide, and was instrumental in the ballot placement of the “Fair Share Amendment”, providing critical resources to the Commonwealth’s education and transportation infrastructure.
In closing, Donato noted that, “the best part of my job is connecting with new people every day and figuring out how I can best help their lives. This is what I want to do for another two years. I hope you’ll join me!”