Statement on Decision by a Special Legislative Committee to Seat Kristin Kassner in the House of Representatives
BOSTON – Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman Gus Bickford released the following statement today following a decision by a special legislative committee to seat Democrat Kristin Kassner in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The decision to seat Rep-Elect Kassner is weeks in the making which follows a recount of the November election that she won by one vote. Following court rulings affirming the win, Massachusetts Speaker of the House Ronald Mariano convened a special state legislative committee to undertake a review of the race and the recount.
“We join in congratulating Rep-Elect Kassner as she prepares to be sworn in as a member of the House of Representatives. While there too often are attempts to undermine the validity of our electoral process nationally, Massachusetts has once again proven that our system works and is beyond reproach. We also express our gratitude to all the election officials, volunteers and others, who were committed to ensuring this process was done with professionalism and integrity.”
– Gus Bickford, Chairman, Massachusetts Democratic Party