Friday, March 14, 2014

MWPC PAC Endorses Karen Charles Peterson for the 5th Suffolk House Seat

Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus PAC Endorses Karen Charles Peterson for 5th Suffolk House Seat

BOSTON- The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Political Action Committee today announced the endorsement of Karen Charles Peterson for State Representative for the 5th Suffolk District, which is comprised of the Uphams Corner, Bowdoin Geneva, and Fields Corner neighborhoods of Dorchester and the Grove Hall area of Roxbury. The primary election will be held on Tuesday, April 1st.

“We are proud to endorse Karen Charles Peterson for State Representative,” says MWPC Acting Executive Director Samantha Washburn-Baronie. “As a lifelong resident of this diverse district and an active member of her ward committee, Karen knows the issues that impact this district. Her experience in government as a city council aide, and as chief of staff in a number of state agencies enhance her abilities as a problem solver committed to public service. We agree with Karen that the residents of the 5th Suffolk District deserve the best.  With Karen as state representative we believe she will deliver the best.”

"I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus because of its long and well respected commitment to supporting and empowering women,” stated Peterson. "The MWPC endorsement is an important one that often makes the winning difference for women in electoral politics."

A lifelong resident of Dorchester, Peterson began her 20 years of public service and volunteering after graduating from Suffolk University. She worked as an aide to the late City Councillor Bruce Boilling, then went on to work in state government.  Governor Deval Patrick appointed Peterson to his administration as chief of staff at the Registry of Motor Vehicles and the Executive Office of Transportation and acting chief of staff at the MBTA. She is currently the chief of staff for the State Department of Telecommunications and Cable.

About the MWPC PAC
The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Political Action Committee is a multi-partisan organization that works to increase the number of women elected and appointed to public office and public policy positions and to increase the involvement of women of all ages in the political process. Please visit to learn more about out Political Action Committee.
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