Kearney Advocates For Local Fisherman and Helps Them Win Seat on Governor's Commission on Fisheries; Addresses Opioid Crisis; Visits with Marshfield Seniors

MARSHFIELD/SCITUATE – As Patrick Kearney continues to knock on hundreds of doors, listening to voters’ concerns while campaigning for the 4th Plymouth District State Representative seat, he’s already working hard across party lines for the constituents of the district, in a variety of settings.

Just this week, Kearney worked with State Representative Joan Meschino and State Senator Patrick O'Connor to successfully advocate for the South Shore Lobstermen to have a seat on the Governor's Commission.

“I’d like to thank Rep. Meschino, Sen. O'Connor and Local South Shore Lobster Fishermen’s Association President John Haviland for working with me to pass language that gives our lobstermen a seat on Governor Baker's Commission on Fisheries. As State Representative, I will continue to work with both parties to advocate on behalf of our local community.”

More than any other candidate, Kearney has the most thorough understanding of the fishing community here in Scituate and Marshfield, due to his experience working in the industry.

“I also deeply appreciated the attentiveness of Meschino and O'Connor to this issue and our local fishing community,” added Kearney.

Kearney also participated in the Scituate Chamber of Commerce “Meet the Candidates” Forum last week. He said that he continues to prioritize working with local and state officials to address the opioid crisis which continues to devastate families.

“We cannot hold off on legislation of pharmaceutical practices and safety measures any longer,” he said. “I will not stand by as victims of addiction and their families suffer.”

Finally, Kearney joined over a hundred seniors who turned out for the 15-year anniversary celebration of the Marshfield Senior Center Saturday. “The accomplishments of the center staff and town officials in providing a breadth of social, learning, health and wellness services are truly outstanding,” noted Kearney. “I’m most impressed that the Fitness and Wellness Initiative alone has reached a total of 11,000 units in a given period. As your next State Representative, I will be an unrelenting advocate for funds and legislation to support the building and service needs of the Marshfield and Scituate Senior Centers,” Kearney stated.

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