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Massachusetts Nurses Association Endorses Angus McQuilken for State Senate in Special Election

Cites his strong commitment to health care and nursing issues

CANTON, Mass. – In what is the first major endorsement of the race, the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) today announced its endorsement and support for Angus McQuilken, Democratic candidate for the state senate in the special election for the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex districts. The senate seat became available due to the resignation of Senator Cheryl Jacques, for whom McQuilken had served as chief-of-staff for more than a decade. MNA represents more than 22,000 registered nurses and health care professionals in Massachusetts.

“The MNA is behind Angus McQuilken because he has a commitment to quality health care and, of all the candidates for this office, he has the most comprehensive vision of what needs to be done to improve the health care system in the Commonwealth,” said Karen Higgins, MNA president. “We have worked with Angus for years on a variety of health care issues and it is clear to us that he understands the vital role that nurses play in the system and that he is committed to ensuring that patients receive the highest quality care. Specifically, he strongly supports efforts to improve registered nurse staffing levels and to create conditions that will allow nurses to deliver the care their patients deserve. We look forward to helping Angus McQuilken win this election, and to working with him in the state senate to improve health care for all residents of the Commonwealth.”

“I am so proud to have the backing of the Massachusetts Nurses Association,” said McQuilken. “These are hard-working, giving people, who labor tirelessly for the health and comfort of others. Their endorsement is a real honor. I very much look forward to working with them and other health care advocates to reform and improve the health care system in Massachusetts.”