Congresswoman Tsongas sent out this release:
LOWELL—Niki Tsongas announced today that Ellen Murphy Meehan of Lowell will again Chair her campaign for U.S. Representative for the 5th Congressional District. Murphy Meehan chaired Tsongas’ successful campaign for Congress in a 2007 special election.
“Niki has been an outstanding representative for the people of the Fifth District. In Congress, Niki has led the charge to keep our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan safe, has been a true advocate for consumers, and always stands up for and speaks out on issues of fairness and equality. And in these challenging economic times she’s focused on creating jobs. I have known and worked with Niki for many years. She is accessible and accountable to her constituents, and she is working hard for us every day. I am honored to once again be a part of her team,” said Murphy Meehan.
“I have great respect for Ellen and her long record of activism, leadership and accomplishment. She is an invaluable resource for my campaign and I look forward to working with her again. Ellen understands that in these tough times our priority in the 5th District must be job creation and getting our economy back on track. I look forward to working closely with Ellen during this race to ensure that these critical issues continue to have a strong voice in Washington.”
Ellen Murphy Meehan is a native of Lawrence and has had a long career in public and charitable service in the Merrimack Valley. She has held a number of high profile leadership positions, including serving as Vice-President of Lawrence General Hospital, Vice-President of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce, and on the board of directors of the Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union in Lowell. Murphy Meehan currently runs a business consulting firm advising health care providers. She is an expert on health care policy and is an active leader on women’s issues. As campaign chair, Murphy Meehan will serve as a top advisor and strategist for Tsongas.