Endorsements

State & Regional Leaders

State Senator Michael Moore
– Senator in the Massachusetts Senate, Second Worcester District
– Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Higher Education
– Former Select Board Member, Town of Millbury
– Former Law Enforcement Officer/Investigator for the Department of Environmental Police & the MA Attorney General’s Office

State Representative Brian Murray
-Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, 10th Worcester District
– House Vice Chair, Joint Committee on Public Health
-Former Member, Milford Select Board & Milford School Committee

Jesse Mermell
-Communications & Strategic Consultant for Progressive Causes (Including Ranked Choice Voting, Diverse Small Business Development, and Paid Family Medical Leave)
-Former Candidate for MA 4th Congressional District
-Former President of the Alliance for Business Leadership
-Former Communications Director, Office of Governor Deval Patrick
-Former State Director, Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
-Former Vice President of External Affairs, Planned Parenthood League of MA
-Former Executive Director, Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus
-Former Select Board Member, Town of Brookline

Carol A. Donovan
-Former Massachusetts State Representative, 30th Middlesex District
-Former Democratic State Committee Member
-Former Teacher & Political Consultant for Massachusetts Teachers Association

Meena Bharath
-Chair, Massachusetts Asian American and Pacific Islanders Commission (AAPIC)
-Former Chair, Hopkinton School Committee

Tim Kilduff
-Founder/President, 26.2 Foundation
-Executive Director, Executive Board – -Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce
-Former Boston Marathon Race Director

Kathy Laflash
– President, New England Gas Workers Alliance
– Union President, USW Local 12004
– Former Chair, Hopkinton Personnel Committee

Ed Mills
– Former Labor Representative, Massachusetts Democratic State Committee
– Lifetime Member, Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee
– Former Constable, Town of Hopkinton

Joshua Ostroff
-Director, Transportation for Massachusetts
-Former President, Massachusetts Municipal Association
-Former Natick Select Board

Ari S. Wartanian
-Executive Director, Civil Rights at Change for Progress
-Former Fellow, Armenian Assembly of America
-Veteran, United States Army

Paul Yorkis
– Candidate for Norfolk County Commissioner
– Member, Democratic State Committee
– Member, Board of Directors, Massachusetts Association of Realtors
– Medway Representative, South West Area Planning Committee (SWAP)


Organizations

Young Democrats of Massachusetts

Mass NOW
“We are excited to endorse Connor for a seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He would be an ally in advancing women’s issues and equity reforms in the Commonwealth.”
-Nasiba Mannan & Carla Roma, Mass NOW PAC Co-Chairs

Massachusetts Peace Action

Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee
“The HDTC has officially endorsed Connor Degan for State Representative. For the past 7 years, he has been an elected, full-time, municipal leader in our community and looks forward to carrying that experience forward as our next State Representative for the communities of Holliston, Hopkinton, Millis, and Sherborn.”

Hopkinton Teacher’s Association
“The Hopkinton Teachers Association proudly supports Connor Degan for State Representative. Connor has an understanding of the challenges we face and a clear desire to work with educators to identify and advocate for the changes we need.”


Community Leaders

Lya Batlle-Rafferty
-Hopkinton School Committee
-Former Member of the Hopkinton Board of Assessors

Laura Davis & Donald Sunderland
-Founders, Hopkinton Farmer’s Market
-Owners, Long Life Farm

Jenn Devlin
-Hopkinton School Committee

Jeffrey Doherty
-Owner, Angel’s Garden Center
-Former President, Massachusetts Flower Grower’s Association

Nancy “Punky” Drawe
-Chair, Hopkinton Housing Authority
-Former Hopkinton Veteran’s Celebration Committee

Amanda Fargiano
-Vice Chair, Hopkinton School Committee

Darlene Hayes
-Commissioner, Hopkinton Housing Authority
-Board of Directors, Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce
-Chair, Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee
-Hopkinton Cultural Council

Dr. Bruce Karlin
-Lifetime Member, Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee
-Former Hopkinton Town Moderator

Muriel Kramer
-Hopkinton Select Board
-Lifetime Member, Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee
-Former Hopkinton Planning Board and Hopkinton Commissioners of Trust Funds

Ron Foisy
-Treasurer/Secretary, Executive Board – Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce

Mary Jo LaFreniere
-Vice Chair, Hopkinton Select Board
-Former Member of the Hopkinton Board of Assessors, Commissioners of Trust Funds, Tax -Relief Committee, & Marathon Committee
-Former Professional Assessor, Plainville & Holliston
-Former District Director for State Senator David Magnani

Shahidul Mannan
-Hopkinton Select Board
-Former Hopkinton Planning Board, Community Preservation Committee, Appropriation Committee, & Growth Study Committee Member

Jane Moran
-Hopkinton Planning Board & Upper Charles Trail Committee
-Former Police Chief, Town of Southborough

Holly Morand
-Hopkinton School Committee

John Morris
-Hopkinton Housing Authority
-HDTC Full Member
-Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board Member
-Tax Relief Committee Member

Irfan Nasrullah
-Hopkinton Select Board
-Former Hopkinton Planning Board
-Environmental Law Attorney

Philip Ottaviani
– Chair, City Council, City of Framingham
– Former Chair, Board of Appeals, Town of Framingham

Finley Perry
-Founder & Owner, F.H. Perry Builder
-Board of Trustees, Garden at Elm Bank, Massachusetts Horticultural Society
-Economic Development Committee, Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce

Freya Proudman
-LGBTQ+ Organizer
-Organizer, Annual Hopkinton Pride Parade
-Member, Hopkinton Freedom Team

Nancy Richards-Cavanaugh
-Chair, Hopkinton School Committee

Scott Richardson
-Regional Leader of the Climate Reality Project, Climate Reality Leadership Corps.
-Former President, Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce

Amy Ritterbusch
-Chair, Hopkinton Select Board
-Historic District Commission
-Former Planning Board Member, Growth Study Committee, and Design Review Board

Ellen D. Rutter
Hopkinton Town Moderator
Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee

Adam Steiner
-City Councilor, City of Framingham

Cheryl Stoll
– Former City Councilor At-Large, City of Framingham
– Former Chair, Select Board, Town of Framingham

Brendan Tedstone
-Former Hopkinton Select Board

Michael Whelan
-Veteran, United States Marine Corps.
-Chair, Hopkinton Veteran’s Celebration Committee