Special to The Bedford Citizen

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Former Gatehouse Media reporter and editor Joy (Richard) Hosford has joined the staff of State Representative Ken Gordon as Communications and District Director.

Hosford, who served as editor of the Bedford Minuteman and Burlington Union during her six years with the Gatehouse organization, brings a total of 10 years of media experience to her new venture.  She will join Burlington’s Cody Case, newly elevated to Chief of Staff, to make up Rep Gordon’s State House team.

“I’m delighted to add Joy to our staff,” said Gordon.  “She is keenly aware of the issues that face our district, and she is adept at communicating those issues to the people of the community.  She brings experience, writing talent and enthusiasm and we’re looking forward to all that she will add.”

Gordon has represented the residents of Bedford, Burlington and precinct 3 in Wilmington since 2013. He serves as House Vice-Chair to the Joint Committee on Economic Development, which recently concluded two days of hearing on the state’s efforts to bring legal sports betting to the Commonwealth.

“Joy has always shown an interest in government and an understanding of its workings and its effect on our residents, “said Gordon.  “Following her writing, I have been impressed with her focus on writing about the plight of working people, and how we can make their lives better. Just as I started my career in journalism, I think she will find the transition to public service a rewarding opportunity to directly affect the lives of people she’s previously written about.”

Hosford is a graduate of Salem State University and Holyoke Community College.  She is married to BCAT (Burlington Community Access Television) news director Rich Hosford.

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