MEDFORD  — Today, Representative Christine Barber endorsed Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn in her reelection campaign. Rep. Barber represents the 34th Middlesex District, which includes several wards and precincts in the City of Medford and parts of Somerville.

"I'm proud to support Mayor Lungo-Koehn for re-election. Her leadership on transportation, housing, climate issues, and support for young people has improved the quality of life in Medford,” said Representative Barber. “I frequently work in partnership with the Mayor to ensure Medford is inclusive and equitable, and I am excited to continue to make progress."

“Rep. Barber is a champion for Medford on Beacon Hill. She is working to expand access to health care for all, enact programs that ensure our communities are an affordable place to live, and promote climate policies that will impact our everyday lives,” said Mayor Lungo-Koehn. “I am proud to have her support in this race and look forward to continuing to partner with her to deliver for the people of Medford.”

Mayor Lungo-Koehn has also received endorsements from Governor Maura Healey, Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll, School Committee Member Mea Mustone, fellow municipal leaders Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, Amesbury Mayor Kassandra Gove, and Melrose Mayor Paul Brodeur, the Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund, Pipefitters Local #537, Ironworkers Local #7, Heat & Frost Insulators Local #6, Boston Carmen's Union Local 589, and Roofers & Waterproofers Local 33. 

Mayor Breanna 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.