Drinkwater Announces Opening of Headquarters and New Staff Hirings

June 19th, 2018

On Tuesday, John Drinkwater, candidate for State Senate in Massachusetts' 1st Middlesex District,  announced the opening of his campaign headquarters in Lowell. 

Drinkwater's staff, supporters, and volunteers will gather at the office this Saturday, June 23rd, in a "Day of Action" to formally open the headquarters.The Drinkwater campaign also made its first staff hire. Brennen Spencer, former campaign manager of State Representative Andy Vargas, and former Regional Organizing Director with the Arizona Democratic Party, will manage John's campaign moving forward.  

Drinkwater Celebrates Successful Campaign Kickoff

June 18th, 2018

On Wednesday, June 13th, John Drinkwater formally kicked off his campaign at Lowell's Old Court Irish Pub. Over 100 people attended the event, including some high-profile individuals. 

Among those in attendance were President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, Steve Tolman, who spoke about Drinkwater's "tireless" fighting for workers and the community, as well as distinguished UMass Lowell Professor, Robert Farrant, who praised Drinkwater's knowledge and understanding of the issues.

Drinkwater, on stage with his young children, spoke about how the public school system is failing our youth, and vowed to prioritize children in his service on Beacon Hill.

Drinkwater Officially on the Ballot

May 15th, 2018

Legislative Director of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, John Drinkwater, has announced he's received the signatures and completed the paperwork necessary to appear on the ballot for the 1st Middlesex District State Senate seat.

With a proven background of fighting for working people and families in Massachusetts, John is running to represent the people of Dunstable, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Tyngsborough, and Westford.

Lowell man, AFL-CIO employee, throws hat in state Senate ring

March 22, 2018--Lowell Sun, Chris Lisinski

John Drinkwater, legislative director for the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, officially announced his intention to run for long-time State Senator, Eileen Donoghue’s vacant seat.  Drinkwater says his motivation to run came from years of advocating for labor groups with the AFL-CIO, and, with his children entering the Lowell Public School system, growing needs in Massachusetts education.

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Mass. AFL-CIO aide launching run for state Senate

March 20, 2018--The Boston Globe, Matt Stout

After spending 12 years rising the ranks of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, John Drinkwater, a Lowell resident, has officially announced his plan to run for Massachusetts Senate in long-serving Senator, Eileen Donoghue’s newly vacant seat. The President of the AFL-CIO, Steve Tolman, has spoken out in support of Drinkwater, saying, “This man is the most honorable man I’ve ever worked with, Lowell would be very lucky.”

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