Environmental Leader, Former State Senator and Representative from Marlborough Announces Support for Koh.
Marlborough’s Bob Durand, a former State Representative, State Senator, and Massachusetts Environmental Secretary, today endorsed Dan Koh for Congress.
“As someone who represented parts of the 3rd District for more than 14 years, I know Dan has the values, energy and vision to get things done every day for the cities and towns he will represent,” said Durand. “Dan understands that a strong economy and a healthy environment are not mutually exclusive goals. In fact, they are mutually dependent goals for our long term survival. That’s why Dan will fight to promote and expand renewable energy and to stop the Trump Administration’s efforts to turn back the clock on sound environmental policy.”
“Bob has been a fighter on behalf of our environment throughout his career, and I appreciate his endorsement of my campaign for the 3rd,” said Koh. “As a State Representative and Senator, he also understood the direct connection between our government and its people – and how it can be a force for good for so many people when done right. I promise to bring that same knowledge and determination to Congress on behalf of the people of the 3rd.”
Durand represented many communities in what is now the 3rd Congressional District during his time in the legislature, including Marlborough, Hudson, Stow, Maynard, Acton, Boxborough, Littleton, Ayer, Harvard, and Westford. He served as State Representative from Marlborough from 1985-1990 and State Senator from the Middlesex and Worcester District from 1991-1998. He subsequently served as Massachusetts Secretary of Environmental Affairs from 1999-2002.
About Dan Koh
Dan most recently served as Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, where he managed 18,000 employees and a $3 billion budget during one of the most prosperous four-year stretches in Boston’s history. Previously, Dan served as Chief of Staff at The Huffington Post where he leveraged the news organization’s vast reach to raise over $5 million for nonprofits focused on women’s issues, job creation and training, and other progressive causes. A native of Andover of Korean/Lebanese descent whose great-grandparents came to Lawrence over a century ago, Dan holds a B.A. from Harvard College. Dan and his wife Amy met at Harvard Business School where they both earned their MBAs.