Bernie Sanders to Campaign with Local Candidates

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Senator Bernie Sanders will join Somerville and Cambridge’s Our Revolution groups on Monday to support several candidates who are running for local office.

The two Our Revolution groups have endorsed 17 candidates running for Cambridge’s City Council and Somerville’s Board of Aldermen and School Committee.

“Local Our Revolution groups in Somerville and Cambridge have been organizing for months to continue the political revolution we started with the Sanders campaign,” Rand Wilson, union organizer and Our Revolution Somerville member, said in a statement. “The candidates—both incumbents and challengers—have embraced the political transformation needed to fix our broken political system and our rigged economy.”

Sanders will campaign the with slate of candidates at 9:30 Monday morning at ONCE Somerville. The event is sold out.

The following candidates have been endorsed by the local Our Revolution chapters and will campaign at the event on Monday:

Matt McLaughlin, Somerville Ward 1 Alderman
JT Scott, Somerville Ward 2 Alderman
Ben Ewen-Campen, Somerville Ward 3 Alderman
Jesse Clingan, Somerville Ward 4 Alderman
Mark Niedergang, Somerville Ward 5 Alderman
Lance Davis, Somerville Ward 6 Alderman

Will Mbah, Somerville Alderman-at-Large
Mary Jo Rossetti, Somerville Alderman-at-Large
Bill White, Somerville Alderman-at-Large

Dennis Carlone, Cambridge City Council
Jan Devereux, Cambridge City Council
Sumbul Siddiqui, Cambridge City Council
Vatsady Sivongxay, Cambridge City Council
Quinton Zondervan, Cambridge City Council

Lee Erica Palmer, Somerville Ward 3 School Committee
Laura J. Pitone, Somerville Ward 5 School Committee
Carrie Normand, Somerville Ward 7 School Committee