ANDOVER, MA – This morning, Methuen Mayor James Jajuga announced his endorsement of Dan Koh in the Third District Congressional race. Mayor Jajuga endorsed Koh at a press conference outside of Delfie’s Shop, a small business that recently opened in downtown Methuen. Methuen City Council Chair Jennifer Kannan, City Councilor Joyce Campagnone, School Committee member Bob Vogler, and others showed up in support of Dan as well. Click here for video from the event.
In his remarks, Mayor Jajuga praised Koh’s work as Chief of Staff to Mayor Marty Walsh. Jajuga noted that Mayor Walsh “picked someone that was young and bright, someone that can help him manage a major city and manage it well. And he picked Dan Koh. And obviously, he picked the right person.”
“As I interviewed the candidates…I thought about who would best serve us as our next Congressperson,” said Mayor Jajuga. “I am proud to announce today, on this beautiful Methuen day, that I am proudly endorsing Dan Koh for Congress, our next Congressman from the Third District.”
During his speech, Koh pledged to work closely with Mayor Jajuga, the Methuen City Council, and local elected officials across the Third District. Koh emphasized, “Let’s get rid of all the noise and focus on the things that matter. A good, well-paying job for everyone. Quality healthcare for every single person in this country. Making sure everyone has the education that they need.”
About Mayor Jajuga
Mayor Jajuga, who was elected to his first term as Mayor of Methuen last November, has a nearly half-century long track record of distinguished public service. Prior to his election as Methuen’s 5th Mayor in modern times last year, Jajuga served as a City Councilor in Methuen from 2014-2017, as Secretary of Public Safety for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2001-2003, and as State Senator from the 3rd Essex District from 1991-2001. He also served on the Massachusetts State Police from 1969-1990, retiring as Lieutenant and head of the Essex County Drug Task Force, and is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
About Dan Koh
A native of Andover of Korean-Lebanese descent whose great-grandparents came to Lawrence over a century ago, Dan is dedicated to preserving the American Dream that made his own story possible. Dan most recently served as Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Marty 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. In Congress, Dan will stand up to President Trump and promote universal healthcare and a forward-looking jobs program so that everyone can get ahead.