[ed_note]We received the following message from Paul Mark, a candidate for State Representative in the Second Berkshire District.[/ed_note]
Congressman John Olver has endorsed Paul Mark, Democratic nominee for state representative. Olver, along with Senator Ben Downing and other members of the Democratic ticket, will host an event for Mark on October 21 at 5:30pm at the Dalton American Legion, at 258 North Street.
â€œAs our State Representative, Paul will work on behalf of our most rural communities to improve the quality of life there and to encourage economic growth in sectors across his district. I believe Paul will work to ensure that residents of the 2nd Berkshire District have a strong representative at the table, as they have had with Representative Guyer,â€ Olver said.
Current Rep. Denis Guyer is vacating the seat for the Second Berkshire district.
â€œCandidate Paul Mark has an impressive background, including a doctorate in law and policy. Throughout his campaign he has demonstrated independence and leadership, and he has presented a thoughtful, but multi-faceted approach to dealing with our current economic challenges. I expect Paul will utilize his education, resources and intuition to represent his constituents at the State House with great success,â€ added Olver.
â€œIâ€™m proud to have the support of Congressman Olver. From his time as a state rep himself, through his years in Congress, he has been an invaluable voice for Western Mass,â€ Mark said upon receiving the endorsement. â€œJust like Congressman Olver, Iâ€™m dedicated to having a presence throughout my sprawling district,â€ Mark added.
The Second Berkshire district is the largest and most rural in Massachusetts, and stretches from the New York to New Hampshire borders, much like Olverâ€™s Congressional district.