State Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro) today welcomed the endorsement of Attorney General Maura Healey in his campaign for reelection.
“Julian Cyr has been an incredible partner in all of our work on behalf of the people of his district and the entire state and I’m honored to endorse him for re-election to the state Senate,” said Healey. “Time-after-time, Julian has delivered for the people of the Cape and Islands – from support for the people and communities struggling through this devastating opioid crisis to protecting our environment while boosting our clean energy economy and on countless other local, state and national issues.”
“It means so much to have Attorney General Healey’s support,” said Cyr. “All throughout my first term, the Attorney General has been a friend, a mentor, and a partner in advocating for the issues that matter most to Cape Codders and Islanders. I look forward to continuing our work together to ensure that our coastline and waters are kept clean for future generations, that those struggling with substance use can access the care they deserve, and that first responders have the resources they need to save lives.”
“In these perilous times, it’s critical that local and state government continue to lead,” Healey added. “I know I can always count on Senator Cyr to stand up for our people and our values.”
Attorney General Maura Healey announced her endorsement at an event for Cyr celebrating National Coming Out Day. Attorney General Healey is the first openly gay Attorney General in the country, and Senator Cyr is the only openly gay member of the Massachusetts State Senate. Together, they have advocated for protecting civil rights for transgender people and gender non-conforming people.
Attorney General Healey and Senator Cyr have partnered on numerous policies. During the most recent legislative session, Healey and Cyr worked together in response to the Equifax data breach to protect the credit of consumers. They jointly developed and Cyr filed an amendment to legislation enhancing protections that required credit bureaus that have undergone data breaches provide credit reports free of charge. These provisions are now law.