Joe Kearns Goodwin today announced he is running for the 3rd Middlesex State Senate Seat, seeking to replace incumbent Susan Fargo, who has announced she is not seeking reelection.
Goodwin, a former U.S Army Captain, in a press release announching his candidacy, said he would focus on improving the economy and education systems.
“I will be a leader to fight for our shared values, helping small businesses, supporting our seniors and veterans, providing even better access to affordable healthcare, and making sure our children receive the education they need to get quality, sustainable jobs in the new economy,” Goodwin said in a statement “Given my breadth of experience, my passion for serving my community, and my core belief that government serves an important role in making a difference in the lives of working families throughout the Commonwealth, I will bring trusted and strong leadership to the State Senate.”
Goodwin joins several other candidates in the race including Lexington resident Mike Barrett, and Concord resident Mara Dolan, both Democrats. Weston resident Joe Mullin and Alex Buck of Chelmsford, both Democrats, are also running for the seat. On the Republican side, Sandi Martinez, of Chelmsford and Greg Howes of Concord are also running.
The seat includes Waltham, Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lexington and Weston. It also includes parts of Lincoln and Sudbury.
Goodwin, 34, joined the Army after the Sept. 11 attacks and has served as a combat arms officer in the Iraq war, according to his press release. He has also served in Afghantistan advising NATO investigating the deaths of civilians in the war zone.
Goodwin is currently attending Harvard Law School and is a graduate of Harvard University. He is the son of noted historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.