Honoring Niki Tsongas


Whereas Congresswoman Niki Tsongas was elected to the United States House of Representatives in a 2007 special election, becoming the first woman in twenty-five years to serve in Congress from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She represents the Massachusetts Third District, holding the same seat that was held by her late husband, former Congressman, Senator and presidential candidate Paul Tsongas; and

Whereas There is no question that Niki Tsongas has been a champion for the country, the Massachusetts 3rd congressional district, and the City of Lowell. She has worked on initiatives to bring jobs, such as manufacturing and high tech, to the region. And as ranking member of the Armed Services committee, she was truly dedicated to supporting the military and veterans; and

Whereas Today, as Eastern Bank celebrates its year of Advancing Women, they honor Niki Tsongas as its Community Advocacy champion for 2018. During her tenure, Congresswoman Tsongas has championed and supported many issues relating to woman’s rights, making her a most deserving honoree for this designation.

Therefore I, William J. Samaras, Mayor, do hereby declare October 23nd, 2018 as:  “MERRIMACK VALLEY COMMUNITY ADVOCACY DAY” in honor of CONGRESSWOMAN NIKI TSONGAS and EASTERN BANK, and encourage all residents to join in the celebration.


Given this 23rd day of October, 2018

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