Led by Board Chair Catherine Cordes, four of Bedford’s five selectmen have endorsed Mike Barrett for State Senate in the Democratic primary on Sept. 6, Thursday after Labor Day.
"Bedford and the other communities need a State Senator who can hit the ground running," Cordes said in a statement. "Mike is the only candidate with enough experience to serve the area well from day one."
Selectman Mark Siegenthaler added, “Some voters want fresh ideas and some want experienced leadership. We can have both by voting for Mike.”
Selectmen Bill Moonan and Michael Rosenberg offered their endorsements, as well.
Barrett served in the State Senate earlier, in 1987-1994, leaving to run for Governor in the 1994 Democratic primary. Since then, he’s worked in information technology and health care.
"These endorsements are very encouraging,” Barrett said. “They underline to me that local services across the district must be my priorities as State Senator."
Barrett won earlier endorsements by former State Sen. Carol Amick (D-Bedford); former Carlisle Selectman Alan Cameron; Lexington Selectmen Deb Mauger, Norm Cohen and Hank Manz; State Rep. Jay Kaufman; Lincoln Conservation Commission Co-Chair Peter Von Mertens; Waltham Democratic State Committeewoman Rhonda Bourne and Cong. Barney Frank.