The Committee to Elect Tim Flaherty today announced that former Chelsea City Council President Paul Nowicki, who ran against Flaherty in the 2007 special election for the Middlesex, Suffolk & Essex state senate seat, has endorsed Flaherty’s candidacy.
“It’s not often that running a political campaign against someone enhances your respect for them, but that’s exactly what happened with Tim Flaherty,” said Nowicki. “During the 2007 campaign, I came to know Tim and was extremely impressed with his knowledge, skills, and character. He’s a person of tremendous integrity, and the best person for the job. Tim’s background as an Assistant District Attorney demonstrates his strong commitment to standing up for regular people and the middle class. He will make public safety a priority, and is a leader we can trust. I am very proud to endorse him for state senate.”
Nowicki, a 16-year city council veteran in Chelsea who served four terms as Council President, is a longtime youth sports volunteer. Nowicki authored an anti-gang recruitment bill for the City of Chelsea, and testified at the State House on behalf of the bill to work with the local police department in preventing violence in the community.
“I’m truly honored to receive Paul Nowicki’s endorsement,” said Flaherty. “I greatly admire the positive campaign he ran in 2007, and am proud to have him on my team this election. His help will be invaluable during the coming months as we listen to the concerns of voters across the district, and focus on critical issues such as preventing youth drug abuse, enhancing support for returning veterans, and improving public education in Massachusetts.”
Tim Flaherty served for eight years as a Norfolk County prosecutor. A Cambridge native, he runs a successful private law practice. The Middlesex, Suffolk & Essex senate seat represents residents in Allston/Brighton, Cambridge, Chelsea, Charlestown, Everett, Revere, Saugus, and Somerville.