John Olver Endorses Adam

John Olver Endorses Adam

North_Adams_Housing_Authority_046_-_Copy.jpgA Letter from former Congressman John Olver:

Serving as United States Representative in the 1st Congressional District — our home — has been one of the greatest honors of my life, and there is no other place in the country that I would choose to represent. I care a great deal about the future of western Massachusetts, and that is why I support Democrat Adam Hinds for state Senate in the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden District.

I came to know Adam well when he worked on my campaigns in 1998 & 2000. Adam has unquestionable character, a guiding principle to do what is right, and an inestimable work ethic. Adam served as a peacemaker for the United Nations, often moving into harm’s way in the Middle East to create a better way of life for those who live there. He founded Pittsfield Community Connection, and devoted himself to confronting the impact of poverty and keeping at-risk kids from falling into gangs and violence. Working for the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, Adam tackles community issues of addiction, healthcare, and employment head-on.

Before I served as a member of Congress, I was a state Senator for 19 years. In my time in the Massachusetts legislature, and elsewhere in my career, I learned what it takes to get things done in government. I know Adam Hinds has exactly what it takes to be a strong voice and powerful advocate for this region. As an unabashed progressive, I naturally want to see another progressive champion take up the mantle of representation in Western Massachusetts. Adam Hinds is the candidate to do that. He has a demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice.

These are qualities that we need in the next state Senator: a proven dedication to solve our toughest regional challenges; a demonstrated, community-oriented work ethic; and a proactive passion for the district. Adam Hinds embodies all these qualities.

I proudly support his campaign. I write to ask that you take the next step with me. To run a winning campaign, Adam needs the resources to make it to the other side of the September 8th primary. Your donation will be used to fund a campaign — a candidate — who champions the progressive values we hold in highest esteem.  A donation of $250 will help Adam’s message reach 100 voters. A good campaign is fueled by volunteers and Adam needs good people like you to join a legion of supporters to knock doors, post lawn signs, and make phone calls from your home. Join the effort here

We are less than 2 months away from the September 8 primary. Please join me in supporting Adam Hinds for state Senate.


For progress, – John W. Olver