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Political Notebook, June 21, 2018

  • Jo Comerford held a press conference announcing endorsements from Franklin County officials in front of the Franklin Justice Center in Greenfield on Wednesday morning. June 20, 2018 Recorder Staff/Paul Franz—

  • Jo Comerford, fourth from right, held a press conference announcing endorsements from Franklin County officials in front of the Franklin Justice Center in Greenfield on Wednesday morning. From left are Franklin County Superior Court Clerk of Courts Susan Emond, Franklin County Register of Probate John Merrigan, Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan, Comerford, Greenfield City Council President Karen Renaud and Franklin County Register of Deeds Scott Cote.

  • Jo Comerford in front of the Franklin Justice Center in Greenfield, Wednesday. Recorder Staff photos/Paul Franz


Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Franklin County officials endorse Comerford for state Senate

GREENFIELD — Jo Comerford of Northampton, one of six Democratic candidates for the state Senate seat that was vacated this spring by longtime incumbent Stan Rosenberg, won the endorsement Wednesday of several key Franklin County elected officials.

Comerford appeared again in Greenfield, where she launched her write-in campaign for the Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Senate District on May 22, accompanied by Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan, Register of Probate John F. Merrigan, Superior Court Clerk of Courts Susan K. Emond, Register of Deeds Scott A. Cote and Greenfield Town Council President Karen ‘Rudy’ Renaud.

Comerford, who was endorsed last week by Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan and former Northampton Mayor Claire Higgins, was praised by Merrigan as “someone who can hit the ground running (and) someone who’s going to fight for us from Day 1” in a region where there the absence of Rosenberg and retiring state Rep. Stephen Kulik of Worthington will be felt.

There are no Republican candidates for the Senate seat, for which only one of the six Democrats will have their name on the Sept. 4 primary ballot.