SPRINGFIELD – President Barack Obama has officially endorsed State Senator Eric P. Lesser’s campaign for re-election and released the following statement:
“I’ve known Eric for many years, and have seen his incredible work ethic, intellect, and commitment to public service up close. From new job training, to new laws combating substance abuse, to new efforts to invest in high speed rail, Eric is serving Western Massachusetts with distinction. As his former boss, I’m proud of the work Eric has done, which is why I’m honored to endorse him for a second term.” – Barack Obama
“I’m grateful for the continued encouragement and confidence of my former boss, Barack Obama,” said Senator Lesser. “As a former State Senator himself, Barack Obama understands the important work we are doing in the Massachusetts Senate. Mr. Obama’s example, and the lessons I learned working for him, continue to inspire and motivate my own work for our families in Western Massachusetts.”
Prior to his election to the State Senate in 2014, Lesser worked in the Obama White House, first as Special Assistant to Senior Adviser David Axelrod, and later as Director of Strategic Planning for the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Senator Lesser began as a young aide on Barack Obama’s historic 2008 presidential campaign, traveling to 47 states and six countries with then-Senator Obama and his senior team.