MEDFORD  — Today, Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn earned the endorsement of International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Union Local 6, her first labor endorsement in her bid for reelection.

“It is a great honor to have the support of the Insulators Local 6 in my reelection campaign,” said Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn. “I am proud to partner with Local 6 and friends across the organized labor movement to fight for family-sustaining wages, job safety, and the right to collectively bargain. I will continue to work in partnership with organized labor to ensure working families have what they need to thrive in Medford.” 

"Mayor Lungo-Koehn has been focused on delivering for working people and creating family-sustaining jobs during her tenure as mayor and that is why we need her continued leadership in Medford," said Jeff Saliba, Business Manager for Insulators Local 6. "We are proud to support her for another term."

Insulators Local 6 represents hundreds of specialists in mechanical insulation, firestopping, and hazardous waste remediation. Their members are employed by colleges, hospitals, municipalities, biotechnology companies, commercial and residential developers, and more across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, parts of Vermont and parts of Connecticut.

In the last few weeks, Mayor Lungo-Koehn has also received endorsements from Governor Maura Healey, Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll, School Committee Member Mea Mustone, and fellow municipal leaders Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, Amesbury Mayor Kassandra Gove, and Melrose Mayor Paul Brodeur.

Mayor Lungo-Koehn is a lifelong Medford resident and was sworn into Office as the 32nd Mayor of Medford, on January 5th, 2020. During her tenure, Mayor Lungo-Koehn prioritized transparency, accountability, and working hard to ensure that the people of Medford got real results. She has tackled tough issues from navigating the COVID-19 pandemic to keep residents and city employees safe and healthy while we worked to reopen to developing Medford’s first comprehensive multi-year Capital Improvement Plan and launching a community-driven Comprehensive Plan process to create a 30 year vision for our future. Additionally, during her tenure, Medford finalized a Housing Production Plan and proposed an affordable housing trust so residents can afford to stay in Medford, put plans in motion to redevelop three municipal lots to revitalize Medford Square, funded critical city projects, including the removal of more than half of the 500 tree stumps from our sidewalks and repair work for over 94 streets this year, and reworked the City’s budget process, receiving the City’s first Distinguished Budget Award in the process.