Several Waltham politicians, including former Mayor William Stanley and his son, state Rep. Thomas Stanley, have endorsed Joe Kearns Goodwin’s bid to become the city’s next state senator.
William Stanley served as Waltham’s mayor for 14 years before retiring in 2000, and he and his wife Roberta Stanley announced their endorsement of Kearns Goodwin in the state Democratic Primary Election to be held Sept. 6.
State Rep. Thomas Stanley, D-Waltham, the Stanleys' son, and state Rep. John Lawn, D-Watertown, also announced they are endorsing Kearns Goodwin in the primary election. Lawn's 10th Middlesex District seat represents a portion of Waltham.
The politicians each pointed to Kearns Goodwin’s experience serving in Iraq and Afghanistan while in the U.S. Army, and his ability to fight for the benefit of Waltham residents.
Kearns Goodwin, of Concord, will be facing fellow Democratic candidates Mike Barrett, of Lexington, Alex Buck of Chelmsford, Mara Dolan of Concord, and Joe Mullin of Weston, in the primary election for the Third Middlesex District seat.
Republicans Sandi Martinez of Chelmsford and Greg Howes of Concord, are vying for their party’s nomination for the senate seat.