As we enter the final month of the 2020 State Representative campaign and seeing that nothing is of the normal that we could have imagined in February when nomination papers became available.
Seeing that the voters of Everett should hear directly from Representative McGonagle and I on the important issues facing our city and state.
I today put out a challenge to State Representative McGonagle that we both work together to see a one hour debate can occur and be shown as often as possible on ECTV and covered by the local news media over the next 30 days.
Councilor Mike McLaughlin has suspended his campaign for state representative and he is asking Rep. Joe McGonagle to the same – at least until May, until the coronavirus situation has hopefully leveled off and things can return to normal.
“I have decided immediately to suspend my campaign for State Representative for the 28th Middlesex District. I call on State Representative Joe McGonagle to join me until Monday, May 4th, 2020 in doing the same. If a turn of events occurs in which Coronavirus declines we can immediately revisit this timeline,” McLaughlin told the Leader Herald.
“I would respectfully ask Representative McGonagle to notify the residents of Everett of his decision to join me through the news media. On the week of Monday May 4th or sooner if reasonably safe to do so both campaigns can revisit the situation and move forward accordingly leading into Primary Day on Tuesday, September 1st 2020,” McLaughlin added.
State Representative Joseph McGonagle (D-Everett) was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2014 representing the 28th Middlesex District. He is currently serving his second term.
McGonagle serves as Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Housing. He is also a member of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, The Joint Committee on Election Laws, the Joint Committee on Transportation, the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, and the House Committee on Ways and Means.