In an email to his political supporters and friends in the 3rd Congressional District, former Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman today officially endorsed Andover’s Dan Koh for Congress.
Grossman, who was Treasurer from 2011-2015, is a successful businessman and also served as state and national Democratic Party Chairman during his decades of political and civic leadership.
“I’m supporting Dan because I know he’ll bring to Congress the passion, progressive values, and willingness to fight to improve the quality of life for every person he’s privileged to represent.” wrote Grossman in the email to supporters. “He understands that the American Dream — a dream that his family’s century-old story starting in Lawrence personifies — is out of reach for too many families in the district and across the country. He understands that securing the American Dream for others means providing a good, affordable education, proper job-skills training, support for small businesses and innovation, and an investment in infrastructure across the district. He also understands that in order to fight widespread income inequality people need paid family leave, equal pay for equal work, and strong workplace protections. And Dan understands that we need all of this to unlock the economic potential in the Gateway Cities that span the 3rd District — Fitchburg, Lowell, Lawrence, Methuen, and Haverhill — and every community in between.”
“I am proud and grateful to have Steve Grossman’s support,” said Koh. “Steve’s life’s work has been about creating economic opportunities and social justice for families in Massachusetts and around the country. It is a passion I share and one that I will fight for in every city and town of the 3rd. If we work together, fight hard, and believe — we can protect this great nation by leveling the playing field and ensuring the promise of America exists for everyone.”
About Steve Grossman
Steven Grossman served as Massachusetts State Treasurer from 2011 to 2015. Grossman previously served as chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party from 1991 to 1992, president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) from 1992 to 1996 and chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1997 to 1999. He finished second in the Democratic primary for Governor in 2014. He is currently CEO of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a nonprofit focused on strengthening inner city economies.
About Dan Koh
Dan most recently served as Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Martin J. 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. Previously, Dan served as Chief of Staff at The Huffington Post where he leveraged the news organization’s vast reach to raise over $5 million for nonprofits focused on women’s issues, job creation and training, and other progressive causes. A native of Andover of Korean/Lebanese descent whose great-grandparents came to Lawrence over a century ago, Dan holds a B.A. from Harvard College. Dan and his wife Amy met at Harvard Business School where they both earned their MBAs.