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The Lynnfield Democratic Town Committee is pleased to host two candidates for National office at our next monthly meeting, which will be held on January 15th, at 7:00 PM, at the Al Merritt Center, 600 Market Street, Lynnfield. Shannon Liss-Riordan is a candidate for the United States Senate, and Jamie Belsito is running for Congress for the Massachusetts 6th District. Both will address the Committee and guests.

Shannon Liss-Riordan is a Harvard-educated attorney specializing in Labor Relations and Worker’s Rights. She is a founding partner of the law firm Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P. C. Sometimes called the “Worker’s Champion”, and “Sledgehammer Shannon”, she has argued cases before the United States Courts of Appeals as well as the highest courts in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and other states. She and her partners have brought land-mark litigation on behalf of Uber drivers, Wait-Staff, and other so-called “Gig” workers.

On her website,, she states that she has spent her entire career fighting for what is right, from equal treatment and justice for women, to ensuring fair wages for workers and their families. Although she has always been active politically, Liss-Riordan was inspired to run for office after watching the nomination hearing of now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. As a young woman in 1991 she observed the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill Hearings, and it made a deep impression on her. She is now running for U.S. Senate in the September primary, challenging Senator Ed Markey.

In 2016 Politico called her in the one of the top 50 thinkers, doers, and visionaries transforming American Politics. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with her husband Kevin and their three children.

Jamie Belsito of Topsfield, Massachusetts, is a candidate in the September primary for the 6th Massachusetts District, a seat currently held by Congressman Seth Moulton. Belsito was raised in Reading and graduated from Salem State University. After graduation she interned for Congressman Joseph Moakley, and later partnered with Senator Edward Kennedy on Immigration Reform. After working in the private business sector, Belsito started her own consulting firm, “Effie’s Grace”, which advocates for Maternal Mental Health Awareness.

Some of the topics Jamie Belsito is concerned about in addition to Maternal Health are Public Education; Fighting the Opioid Epidemic; Sensible Gun Control; Upgrading our Infra-Structure, and more. She lives in Topsfield with her husband Peter and their two daughters. For additional information please see her website:

The public is invited to attend. A business meeting will follow the speakers.

For more information find us on Facebook, our website, email us at, or call the chairman Mark McDonough at: 857-919-3764


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