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MA Democratic Primary
THURSDAY, Sept 8th.
Be sure to cast your vote for Sheila!


Here’s Who’s Supporting Sheila
Recent Endorsements of Sheila Lyons for State Senate

In addition to the thousands of voters who have already told us they are supporting Sheila’s bid for State Senate, she has also received these special endorsements:

Great Advice from My Good Friend Barney Frank!

“Barney Frank served his constituents in the 4th U.S. Congressional District for 32 years with courage, candor and capability – to say nothing of achievement. His legislative service will be a model for how I want to represent you as your State Senator…” → Read more here

Robert Isadore

“I think Sheila has a good handle on what the needs of the Cape are. She’s been a county commissioner for two terms and knows how to work with legislators on Beacon Hill. I have confidence that she would perform beautifully and has the integrity and know-how to get the job done.”

Bob Isadore, longtime President of the Cape and Islands Democratic Council (CIDC), gave his personal endorsement of Barnstable County Commissioner Sheila Lyons in the race to replace state Sen. Dan Wolf.

Bill Delahunt

“Sheila is unique. Just like my good friend Ted Kennedy. Sheila can work across the aisle superbly. My support for Lyons is intended to send a strong message about Sheila’s track record, her proven electability, immediate readiness for the office, and Lyons’ deep understanding of the complex issues facing the people and communities of the Cape and Islands. She will be a force on Beacon Hill.”

Delahunt is a popular long- term former US Representative from the District that includes the Cape and Islands, serving from 1997 to 2011.

Cheryl Bartlett, Fmr. Commissioner, MA Dept. of Public Health

“A State Senator is not a position to cut your teeth on. Sheila Lyons is ready to serve the Cape and Islands immediately – she knows the people, the issues, our views and concerns, and has the experience to represent us effectively, right out of the gate. I know from direct experience, she is the one person running about whom I can say this without reservation.”

Bartlett is currently CEO of the Alosa Foundation. A long-term public health advocate and official, she supervised Julian Cyr as an appointee in her department.

Rob O’Leary

“Sheila will be a torch bearer for the Cape and Islands, and is unquestionably the candidate who is a fitting successor to Sen. Dan Wolf.”

Rob O’Leary, an immensely popular former holder of the seat Lyons seeks, served in the State Senate from 2001 to 2011.

Bill Hinchey

“Sheila Lyons is a diligent, hardworking public servant.  I have been particularly impressed with Sheila’s extraordinary passion for the preservation of the Cape’s environment and her fair-mindedness regarding the sensitive issue of wastewater planning and implementation.  I strongly support Sheila’s candidacy for the State Senate.  I am confident that she can follow the strong lead on Cape Cod issues that both Dan Wolf and Rob O’Leary have provided at the State House.”

Bill Hinchey is Former Yarmouth Town Manager

Dave Schropfer

“I am endorsing Sheila Lyons because I believe that whoever replaces Senator Wolf should provide some of his skills at bi-partisanship, his effort to learn the true facts behind bills and other initiatives, and his commitment to the Cape, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.  Sheila Lyons is the only candidate who has that long-term commitment and who works tirelessly for all of our Cape and Islands interests and needs.  Her colleagues know she is fully informed, committed to service and has the experience to make a difference in the State legislature.”

Dave Schropfer is Chair, Eastham Democratic Town Committee

Charlie Sumner

“In my capacity as the Town Administrator I worked extensively with Sheila during her service as a Barnstable County Commissioner. She is an intelligent and committed partner in assisting local governments in solving our most critical problems and she has been a voice of reason and vision in working to improve and reorganize County government. Sheila embodies everything one could ask from an elected official representing this district.”

Charlie Sumner was the Brewster Town Administrator for 30 years until his retirement in October 2015. In 2016 he was elected Brewster Town Moderator.

Key State and Local Chapters of Organizations and Unions
have also endorsed Sheila Lyons for State Senator
for the Cape, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket

Massachusetts Teachers Association
MASS NOW/ National Organization of Women (NOW)
International Brotherhood of Correctional Officers
International Brotherhood of Police Officers
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW 2222)
International Association of EMTs and Paramedics
National Association of Government Employees (NAGE)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)