Endorsements & Awards

 2016 ENDORSEMENTS

 Mass Alliance

Coalition for Social Justice

Massachusetts Teachers Association

Massachusetts Nurses Association

Mass Care

Service Employees International Union Local #1199

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #2222

The Sierra Club

Massachusetts AFL-CIO

State Senator Dan Wolf

State Senator Jamie Eldridge

Commissioner Mary Pat Flynn

Former State Senator Rob O’Leary

Former State Representative Eric Turkington

2014 ENDORSEMENTS

Massachusetts AFL-CIO

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Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Teachers Association

mta“Matt Patrick is an outstanding candidate for state senator,” said Paul Toner, president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association. “As a state representative, Matt strongly supported students and educators. As a state senator, Matt will continue to be an effective advocate for our public schools, colleges and universities.”

Naral Pro-Choice Massachusetts

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Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund

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Bay State Stonewall Democrats

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Mass-Care

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Clean Water Action

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Governor Deval Patrick

Governor Michael Dukakis

Plymouth County Commissioner Greg Hanley

Barnstable County Commissioner & Falmouth Selectwoman Mary Pat Flynn

The Massachusetts Democratic Party

The Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council

The Kingston Democratic Town Committee

The Plymouth Democratic Town Committee

2010 ENDORSEMENTS

Congressman William Delahunt:

“In this age of cynicism, Matt Patrick stands out as one of the most dedicated and conscientious  public servants that I’ve ever met. He pays close attention to the concerns of his constituents and the great challenges facing the district. Matt is the real deal. While we may not agree with him on every issue, we can trust Matt to remain true to his ideals and unwavering in his pursuit of policies and legislation that will make the community a better place to live.”

Mass Alliance:
“As Representative for the 3rd Barnstable, Rep. Matt Patrick has worked for a fair and balanced budget for the people of our Commonwealth that protects our seniors, our children, the hungry, the homeless and the disabled. It is this approach to finding thoughtful solutions to the difficult questions being faced by the Commonwealth during these hard economic times that Mass Alliance endorsed Rep. Matt Patrick for re-election.”

Massachusetts Teachers Association:
“Rep. Matt Patrick is a staunch advocate for public education and a strong voice in the House of Representatives for issues that matter to educators, students and schools. During his time in office, he has led efforts to secure funding for public schools and sought help for underprivileged students. We need to reelect Rep. Patrick so that he can continue to represent the children and families of the Third Barnstable District on Beacon Hill.”

UAs healthcare workers, United Healthcare Workers East (1199SEIU):
“Matt Patrick is a candidate who our members know will do what is right for our patients and to create and protect jobs for the community. We are happy to endorse Matt Patrick who will help ensure healthcare and homecare access for the local communities we proudly serve.” – Veronica Turner, Executive Vice President, 1199SEIU

SEIU, Local 509:
“Since being elected, Representative Patrick has had a 100% voting record on issues important to Local 509 and getting Matt re-elected is one of our highest priorities.
As a legislator, Representative Patrick:
1. Has opposed attempts to force state workers to pay more for health insurance
2. Has supported efforts to increase funding for private sector human service workers and increased their salaries
3. Has supported efforts to close corporate loopholes
4. Has supported your union?s efforts to increase its membership and power through the organizing of new members
5. Opposes Question 3, the reckless sales tax cut initiative”
— Michael Grunko, president

National Association of Social Workers MA Chapter:
“Rep. Patrick has consistently shown his tireless dedication to the social and economic justice values of social work. Matt has advocated for social workers and the communities in which we work. We know as State Representative for the 3rd Barnstable district, Matt will continue to bring the voices of social workers, families, and communities to the State House. NASW MA PACE is proud to endorse Matt Patrick”.
— Genevieve Coyle, Chair, NASW MA PACE

AWARDS

·         Trout Unlimited Silver Trout Award, April, 1988;

·         Trout Unlimited Cape Cod Chapter Certificate of Appreciation, 1990;

·         The Lewis Gurwitz Spirit Award, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council, March 2002;

·         SEIU Local 767 Hospital Workers Union, Dedicated Service Award, April 2003;

·         Mariners Union Award, 2004;

·         Buzzards Bay Guardian Award, Coalition for Buzzards Bay, 2005;

·         Mass. Veterans Service Officers Assoc. Legislator of Year, June, 2007;

·         Excellence in Public Sector Leadership Award, Mass. Energy Consumers Alliance 2007;

·         Cape and Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative CIGoGreen Award, Feb. 2007;

·         Association to Preserve Cape Cod Environmental leadership Award, Oct. 2008;

·         Housing Assistance Corporation Presbrey Public Service Award, May 2010;

·         Mass Care Honors April 2011.