John Kerry Endorses Marty Grohman for Congress

Former CD1 Congressional Candidate, State Senator, Brennan and Baldacci Appointee Gives Stamp of Approval

BIDDEFORD -- Longtime Democrat John Kerry today endorsed Marty Grohman’s campaign for Congress.

Kerry served as a Maine Senator from Saco, as Director of Gov. Joe Brennan and Gov. John Baldacci’s Energy Offices, as CEO of Catholic Charities of Maine, and was the Democratic nominee in Maine’s First Congressional District in 1982. He finished just behind Jock McKernan in a nail-biter of a race. He is currently the owner of John Kerry Energy Solutions, an energy consulting and development firm.

“I deeply respect Marty’s competence, integrity, and independent vision that seeks to solve problems and unite our country, not divide it,” Kerry said. “That’s why I’m endorsing his candidacy. Marty will bring an independent and civil voice to a divided Congress. He will be a uniter and will better represent the values of the people of Maine. He will also bring a small businessman’s perspective to Congress.”

Grohman expressed his thanks for Kerry’s support.

“John’s lengthy history of service to our state is a clear example of a different time in politics - when people of different parties got together to solve problems,” Grohman said. “I deeply appreciate his support and aim to live up to the high standard he has set.”

The list of senior officials from both parties, organizations, and coalitions backing Marty is growing rapidly. Recent days have seen endorsements from a coalition of prominent Maine sportsmen and a coalition of prominent Maine veterans, as well as a wave of Republican and Democratic endorsements, including two governors and the mayors of some of the biggest cities in the district.

As an Independent legislator, Marty has had great success working with both sides of the aisle. He’s been ranked the most bipartisan member of the legislature, as well as “Legislator of the Year” by both the Retail Association of Maine and the American Legion. He received the President’s Award from the Maine Sheriffs Association, and was named an honorary life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America.