The New England Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association as well as the Marshfield Teachers’ Association have recently endorsed candidate Patrick Kearney for 4th Plymouth District State Representative.
These front-line groups believe that Kearney is the candidate best positioned to solve some of the toughest issues of our day, including the opioid crisis and safety issues in our schools.
After hearing Kearney speak, Matthew Gutwell, NENEOA President, backed Kearney on behalf of the association. The NENEOA stated they believe that Kearney is the best choice to support the men and women of law-enforcement and the communities they are sworn to protect.
Kearney has said he will make public safety a top priority as State Representative, fighting to ensure that the Marshfield and Scituate police departments receive their fair share of state-aid for equipment and training, something both the NENEOA and the MTA appreciate.
“My father was a police officer. I’m honored to receive this endorsement. I believe that a professional and modern police force, supported by elected officials and the community, is essential to maintaining the high quality-of-life that the residents of Marshfield and Scituate have come to expect,” he said.
“The NENEOA officers are doing some of the finest and toughest front-line work in the battle against the opioid epidemic,” Kearney added. “I couldn’t be more pleased to assist narcotics officers in their work fighting this darkness that has touched too many lives of our residents and their families and friends.”
The Marshfield Teachers’ Association also endorsed Kearney. “I’m proud to have the support of our educators. Their work in the public schools is some of the most important work being done in our commonwealth. Education is key to success in our society,” said Kearney.
He added, “Safety in our schools is paramount for students and educators to do their work. I pledge to bring home Marshfield and Scituate’s fair-share of state aid to solve the problems facing our schools when I’m elected to the legislature,” said Kearney.
Kearney continues to knock on hundreds of doors each week, engaging voters and listening to their concerns. This past weekend, Kearney also sponsored the Stop Cancer Now 5K in Scituate, Dogtoberfest at Stellwagen Brewary in support of building a Marshfield Dog Park and ran in the Pumpkin Run to raise money for the Daniel Webster School in Marshfield.