Rep. Brady endorsed by Sen. Kennedy’s family, friends, and colleagues

Thu Oct 29 2015 - Press Release

BROCKTON – This past Sunday, State Representative Mike Brady received the endorsement of the friends and family of the late State Senator Tom Kennedy. The endorsement took place at Senator Kennedy’s home on Winthrop Street in Brockton, and included:

  • Senator Kennedy’s cousins – Paul Cruise, Maureen Cruise, Mary T. Cruise, Peggy Cruise, Joe Cruise, and Ward 1 City Councilor Tim Cruise
  • Ward 2 Councilor Tom Monahan
  • Former Ward 2 Councilor Tom Plouffe
  • State Representative Claire Cronin

At the endorsement event, City Councilor Cruise said, “We who were closest to Tom Kennedy, his family and colleagues, know that Tom’s wish was for Mike Brady to carry on his legacy in the State Senate. That’s why we are gathered here at the family homestead at 92 Winthrop Street to show our support for Mike Brady.”

“Tom knew that Mike shared the same ideals, work ethic and commitment to his constituents that was so important to Tom,” added State Representative Claire Cronin, close friend and colleague of both Senator Kennedy and Rep. Brady.  

“Tom Kennedy was a mentor to me, and an incredible example of selfless and dedicated service to the public,” said Rep. Brady. “I’m so deeply honored to have the support of those who were closest to Tom. Their faith in me and this campaign is inspiring, and is the foundation of my commitment to continuing the great legacy of his service.”

As a life-long resident of the District, Mike has always been known for his hard work, dedication and service to the community. He has been driven to service from an early age, recognized by colleagues and constituents alike for his efforts.

Following the untimely passing of Senator Tom Kennedy, the Secretary of State called for a special election for the 2nd Plymouth and Bristol senate district. The district includes the City of Brockton and the towns of Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Plympton, Whitman and two precincts in Easton and three precincts in East Bridgewater. The general election will take place on November 3rd.  


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