Massachusetts State Senator Thomas Kennedy of Brockton, one of our endorsed candidates in last fall's election, passed away last week. He was 63.
First elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1983, Senator Kennedy rose to the upper chamber in 2008 following the retirement of Senator Robert Creedon. Prior to his time as a legislator, Senator Kennedy served the City of Brockton as a City Councilor and worked as an aid to former U.S Congressman Brian Donnelly of Dorchester.
Confined to a wheel chair since an accident left him a quadriplegic as a young Catholic seminarian. Senator Kennedy was a lifelong advocate for the needs of those most vulnerable our society. The unborn, the disabled, the sick, and the dying could all find a friend in Senator Kennedy whom truly lived by whole-life principles.
We should all be inspired to work harder for all life issues in his memory.