By Meredith McCulloch
Kenneth Gordon, Representative from the 21st Middlesex District, was honored as Bedford’s “Democrat of the Year” at the annual 3rd MAD (Middlesex Area Democrats) breakfast on May 11. His successful write-in campaign for nomination and subsequent election as State Representative in a special election were cited as remarkable achievements. The seat became vacant when Representative Charles Murphy resigned .
Upon receiving the award, Gordon said, ”I am honored and delighted to be named among the hard-working advocates who were honored by their towns as inspiring. . . . I am always moved to be with people who are not content to simply complain, but who engage in the hard work of change. It is especially meaningful for me to receive the support of the Bedford community, which motivates me to engage in public service and to whom I owe so much. I am again proud to call Massachusetts my home.”
Along with the award, citations were presented to Gordon from U.S. Representative John Markey, Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray, and Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, among others. State Treasurer Steve Grossman was the keynote speaker.