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Local state rep. candidate gets a big endorsement: Obama’s

By Kori Tuitt, Lowell Sun

Tram Nguyen, Democratic candidate for state representative in the 18th Essex District, was among six political candidates across the state to be endorsed by President Barack Obama Monday.

Obama’s “second wave of 2018 midterm endorsements” was tweeted out early in the day.

“I am extremely honored to have this endorsement,” said Nguyen, of Andover. “This will definitely help build momentum and we’ve had great momentum since the start of the campaign.”

The 18th Essex District, which includes a pair of Tewksbury precincts, as well as Andover, Boxford and North Andover, is currently represented by Republican incumbent James Lyons.

For Nguyen, the fact that this race is important enough to gain nationwide attention is thrilling.

“I want voters to know that this race is about building a stronger, brighter and more inclusive community, and that I will be a tireless advocate for this community — not just for the people who share my views, but for everyone in my district,” Nguyen said.

This summer, Nguyen was named a spotlight candidate by the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. It was through the DLCC that she heard Obama was interested in looking at the race.

“Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something — to expand opportunity for all of us and to restore dignity, honor, and compassion to public service,” Obama’s tweet read.

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