Posted on | February 19, 2013 | No Comments
The Weston Democratic Town Caucus on February 10th voted overwhelmingly to endorse Ed Markey’s bid for the Senate seat left vacant when John Kerry became Secretary of State. Since 1976 Edward J. Markey has represented our district. Markey is the longest-serving member of both the Massachusetts and New England House delegations and the second longest-serving current member of Congress from New England.
Representative Markey is a national leader on energy and the environment, as the Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Committee. In addition to being a steward of our public lands, national parks, and oceans, Rep. Markey fought to create new jobs in American clean energy.
As well as his work on energy and environmental issues, Rep. Markey is a national leader on technology policy and consumer protection. He served for 20 years as Chair or Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, where he was the principal author of many of the laws now governing our nation’s telephone, broadcasting, cable television, wireless, and broadband communications systems.
Weston’s Dems feel Ed Markey is uniquely qualified to be our next U.S. Senator. Markey has also received the endorsement of Weston’s State Representative Alice Piesch and State Senator Mike Barrett, and John Kerry even before his confirmation by the Senate.