For Immediate Release
October 17, 2017
Clinton Democrats Endorse Sue Chalifoux Zephir for State Senate
Clinton, MA — The Clinton Democratic Town Committee unanimously endorsed Sue Chalifoux Zephir as their choice in the Special State Senate Election to be held on November 7th. The contest will decide the candidate that will go forward to the final election on December 5, to fill the open seat previously held by Jen Flanagan, who resigned earlier this year.
“Sue is clearly the most accomplished and knowledgeable candidate in the race. Her stance on issues Democrats care about, and her years on the Leominster City Council, including being elected President of the Council by her peers, and serving as Chair of the important Finance Committee, will serve her well in the State Senate,” said Mary J. Richards, Vice Chair of the Clinton Democratic Town Committee and a Democratic State Committee member. “Sue has a wealth of experience including working on the Senate Budget Committee as a staffer for former Senator Bob Antonioni, giving her an experience edge on Beacon Hill that is so important to getting things done. From day one, there will be no on-the-job training for her.”
The Worcester & Middlesex State Senate District includes Precincts 1 and 2 in Clinton, as well as Berlin, Bolton, Gardner, Fitchburg, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Townsend, Sterling, and Westminster.
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the Clinton Democratic Town Committee and grateful to have these dedicated Democrats supporting my campaign,” said Sue Chalifoux Zephir. “I’m running for State Senate because I want all our children to have the same opportunities I had in North Central Massachusetts. I’ll fight for more state aid for our schools, affordable public colleges, and expanded access to high quality, affordable healthcare.”
In addition to serving as a Leominster city councilor for eight years, Chalifoux Zephir is Executive Director of Ginny’s Helping Hand, a community-based food pantry that serves individuals and families across North Central Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Assumption College and her MBA from Simmons College, and previously worked in public television as a production and business manager. Sue is married to Ed Zephir, a local business owner, and is the mother of three grown girls and a first-time grandmother to baby Winnie.
“Sue stands for more spending on public schools, attracting new jobs to the district, and affordable healthcare,” continued Richards. “She’ll also continue the work of Senator Flanagan on the tragic opioid addiction epidemic that has hurt so many families.”