DiZoglio said her other priorities would include working to return civic education to the public schools.
“The children of our communities are graduating without being able to describe what a city council does or. . . the difference between a town manager and a mayor. Yet they are encouraged to vote,” she said. “We really need to make sure we’re educating our kids because these are our next leaders.”
Methuen City Councilor Lisa Yarid Ferry, a Democrat, supports DiZoglio.
“I think Diana brings her youthful, energetic, passionate personality, and her education and experience,” said Ferry, who is also impressed with what she said is DiZoglio’s commitment to doing a good job and her willingness to listen to people’s concerns.
Lawrence City Councilor Marc Laplante, a Republican, backs Rhoton.
“What impressed me is her local elected experience. . . I think that is really important as she goes to Beacon Hill and understands the kinds of pressures the various communities are facing,” he said.
John Laidler can be reached at laidler@globe.