---- — Congresswoman Niki Tsongas released this statement on the election of Daniel Rivera as Lawrence mayor:
“I want to congratulate Dan Rivera on his victory last night and look forward to welcoming him as Lawrence’s next mayor. I endorsed Dan in October because I believed in his vision for this remarkable city. Yesterday, a majority of Lawrence voters agreed that Dan will bring the right mix of leadership, ideas and opportunity to their city.
“Rebuilding the City of Lawrence’s financial well-being will require deep-seated commitment from the mayor’s office. Dan’s impressive education, commitment to public service both to the country as a veteran and to our community as a member of the City Council, complemented by his tireless advocacy for the city of Lawrence, will help the city continue along the path towards growth. Moving forward, I am confident Mayor-elect Rivera will have the ability to unify the city and utilize the remarkable potential of its people.
“I congratulate Mayor-elect Dan Rivera and look forward to working with him as he writes the next chapter in Lawrence’s storied history.”