Nora Harrington announces candidacy for State Senate
“Our District Deserves A Senator Committed to Strong Democratic Values”
Nora Harrington, a Milton resident and lifelong democrat, today announced her candidacy to represent Norfolk, Bristol & Plymouth District in the Massachusetts State Senate.
“Our district deserves a senator committed to strong democratic values and that’s why I’m thrilled to be announcing my candidacy for State Senate,” said Nora. “As a mom, a business-woman, and the only Democratic candidate who supports women’s reproductive rights, LGBT equality, and social and economic justice, I will be an unwavering advocate for all of our district,”
“Our district deserves a senator committed to strong democratic values and that’s why I’m thrilled to be announcing my candidacy for State Senate.” –Nora Harrington
Nora spent the first decade of her career working on behalf of underserved communities, raising funds to protect women and children from domestic violence; to help people find affordable housing and avoid homelessness; to help elders who were trying to age with dignity; and to prevent the spread of HIV throughout our communities.
For the last 12 years, Nora has been the C.O.O. of the behavioral health group practice that she helped to start in 2004. Since opening, the practice has grown from two employees to over 60 and has twice been named a “Top Place to Work” in Massachusetts. Nora’s private sector experience gives her unique insight into the vital role that small businesses play in job creation and in our state’s economy.
“I’m running because I believe that government should be a force for good in people’s lives. The role of Government is to represent the needs and concerns of all families and all communities,” stated Nora. “Working together, we can move Beacon Hill forward and ensure that every person has a real shot at reaching for their American dream.”
Nora hails from an Irish immigrant, working class family in the Bronx, and moved to Massachusetts in 1984 to attend Williams College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics. She later attended the Episcopal Divinity School and, while working full-time, earned a master’s degree in Theology.
Nora lives in Milton with her partner and their two children.
Nora will be hosting a kick-off event at 88 Wharf in Milton, MA on Sunday, June 12th from 3-5 p.m.