Endorsements

Organizations:

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"Donna a is uniquely qualified prosecutor who will build the preeminent progressive prosecutor’s office in the country, leading on criminal justice reform to create transformative, lasting change through her support for immigrants’ rights in sanctuary cities, commitment to treating mental health and substance abuse as a public health issues, and implementing an innovative data-collection program on the equitable use of bail recommendations and plea negotiations."

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Elected Officials & Policymakers: 

 
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Scott Harshbarger, Former Middlesex District Attorney & Massachusetts Attorney General 

"Donna's record as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney demonstrates her commitment to fair and equal justice, the rule of law, and the independent, professional, and ethical exercise of prosecutorial discretion. If Donna’s message can be heard, I believe that she can win. At the end of the day this is about the quality of justice in Middlesex county. We need to make a difference and Donna Patalano is that difference.

 

Stephanie Hirsch, Somerville Alderman At-Large

"Donna was in my Emerge candidate training program for women, and I have been so impressed with both her personal convictions and her exceptional professional expertise. That combination of values and experience is what we need to run and reform a very complex and high-impact organization. I hope Donna will have an opportunity to do the very hard work of putting her ideas into action to make a difference and make Middlesex County a model for the country on the toughest of community and governance challenges."

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Ben Ewen-Campen, Somerville Ward 3 Alderman

"I’m endorsing Donna because she’s a champion of progressive criminal justice reforms and will bring a new vision of change to Middlesex County DA’s office. With her diverse background as a prosecutor and a defense attorney as well as her commitment to fighting for marginalized communities, Donna is the right choice on September 4th to build a District Attorney’s office which shares the values of our community. 
 

 

Mark Niedergang, Somerville Ward 5 Alderman

"I’m endorsing Donna because she will be an activist as DA and will champion progressive criminal justice reforms in the Middlesex County DA’s office.  Donna understands how our criminal justice system has harmed many people whose "crimes," such as possession of marijuana, have been victimless and did not deserve a jail sentence.  She has a sense of mission to reform the criminal justice system and compassion, but she will also be tough on real criminals.  Donna has been both a prosecutor and a defense attorney and she is committed to making changes in the criminal justice system so that it is fair for people of color and other marginalized communities.  I urge you to vote for Donna in the Democratic Primary on September 4th so she has the opportunity to reform the District Attorney’s office so that it promotes the values of our community." 

 
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Mehreen Butt, Wakefield Selectman

"I’m endorsing Donna because she’s dedicated to progressive criminal justice reforms and will bring a new vision of change to the Middlesex County DA’s office. With her diverse background as a prosecutor, a defense attorney and a champion for marginalized communities, Donna is the right choice on September 4th to build a District Attorney’s office which shares the values of our community. "