Watertown’s Warren Tolman got a major endorsement in his race for Attorney General when Gov. Deval Patrick said Tolman has his vote.
Tolman has received a number of endorsements, but none bigger than the state’s top elected official.
“I am endorsing Warren because I know from his campaign and from a deep personal relationship with him that he will be an activist AG, and I am excited about that,” Patrick said. “From gun safety to health care costs to consumer protection and civil rights, I want an AG who will not only enforce the law effectively, but also use the influence of the office strategically to improve the lives and prospects of Massachusetts people and small businesses. Warren Tolman will be that kind of leader.”
Tolman thanked the governor for his support.
“I am so grateful, and so honored, to have the support of Governor Deval Patrick,” Tolman said. “Governor Patrick has left a mark on Massachusetts as a bold and progressive leader, and a friend to the Commonwealth. I’m proud to have his support, and as Attorney General, I will share his values in fighting the tough fights and protecting our neighborhoods and communities.”
Also this week, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh endorsed Tolman for AG.
Tolman (http://warrentolman.org/), a former State Senator and State Representative for Watertown and a candidate for Governor and Lt. Governor, faces Democrat Maura Healey of Charlestown – a former of the Attorney General’s Office Civil Rights Bureau Chief (http://www.maurahealey.com/). The winner of the Sept. 9 state primary will take on Republican John Miller of Winchester, an attorney and civil engineer (http://www.millerforag.com/) in the Nov. 4 general election.