AUGUST 9, 2010

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Creem receives Young Democrats’ Endorsement
Organization pledges ground and financial support to re-elect progressive leader

BOSTON – The Young Democrats of Massachusetts (YDM) is proud to announce its endorsement of Democratic Cynthia Stone Creem for re-election to the State Senate, representing Newton, Brookline, and parts of Wellesley.
"I’m so proud to have received the endorsement of the Young Democraats.  I have spent my Senate career fighting for progressive values on Beacon Hill, and the Young Dems have been fighting that same battle every step of the way   I am thrilled  they have recognized my hard work and have chosen to be a partner in my re-election campaign,” Creem said.

Creem has been a leader in reforming sentencing and CORI regulations, keeping Massachusetts at the forefront of the green energy economy, and guaranteeing civil rights are extended to all citizens.

“The Board of Directors of YDM appreciates that in addition to voting for positive reforms, Creem is a strong champion of them, using her years of experience to get positive results for the people of Massachusetts,” said Elaine Almquist, vice chair of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts.  “YDM stands with legislators in our commonwealth that take the lead on big progressive priorities, and we are excited that our young leaders have the opportunity to recognize and reward her leadership.”

Cindy Creem has served as State Senator from the First Middlesex and Norfolk district for 12 years. Cindy has strong roots in the community. She was born and raised in Brookline, where she attended Runkle Elementary School and Brookline High School. She attended Boston University, where she also earned her law degree. At college, Cindy met her future husband, Harvey Creem of Newton. Cindy and Harvey married and settled in Newton to raise their two children, Gary and Stacey. Professionally, Cindy and her sister, Gayle Stone-Turesky (also a Newton resident) are partners in the firm of Stone, Stone & Creem, founded by their parents, where Cindy practices family law.

Cindy is an active participant in the Newton community and has served the City in a public capacity for more than 30 years. She served as an Alderman from 1976 to 1994 and became President of the Board. In 1994, she was elected to the Governor’s Council, the state body which recommends and approves judicial appointments, commutations and pardons. In 1998, she became a State Senator, representing Newton, Brookline and Wellesley (Districts A, C, D and E.) During her time as a public official, Cindy has made education, health care and civil justice her priorities, as well as promoting economic growth both locally and statewide.

The Young Democrats of Massachusetts is a partisan political organization with over seventeen hundred members mobilized to create positive change across the Commonwealth.  Our members are the leaders of today: Democrats under the age of 36 committed to getting Democrats elected and promoting progressive legislation.  We are the future: now.