ANDOVER, MA – Highlighting his campaign’s “strong grassroots support,” Democratic congressional candidate Dan Koh officially submitted his nomination papers today with the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Koh’s grassroots organization continues to outpace the rest of the field in the 3rd District congressional race: he is the first candidate to have filed the 2,000 certified signatures that are needed to get on the ballot.
“Today is a special day,” said Koh. “My family immigrated to this country from Korea and Lebanon. They worked in the mills in Lawrence, served in the military, and left a better life for the next generation. As a result, their Korean-Lebanese grandson has the chance to be the Congressman from his hometown.”
“This story is an American story. It’s shared by thousands of families across the district. However, President Trump is attacking the American Dream. I believe that Democrats need to step up and fight back. That’s why I am committed to advancing a progressive agenda focused on achieving universal healthcare coverage and creating good-paying jobs in an economy built for everyone.”
“I look forward to continuing to meet with voters in all 37 cities and towns in the 3rd District. Already, our campaign has knocked on doors and gathered signatures from all across the district. Today serves as a testament to the strong grassroots support our campaign has received so far.”
About Dan Koh
A native of Andover of Korean-Lebanese descent whose great-grandparents came to Lawrence over a century ago, Dan is dedicated to preserving the American Dream that made his own story possible. Dan most recently served as Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, where he managed 18,000 employees and a $3 billion budget during one of the most prosperous four-year stretches in Boston’s history. In Congress, Dan will stand up to President Trump and promote universal healthcare and a forward-looking jobs program so that everyone can get ahead.