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Shirley Arriaga Receives Endorsement from Chairman Richard Neal, 1st Congressional Representative

CHICOPEE— Democratic nominee for state representative in Chicopee’s 8th Hampden District, Shirley Arriaga, received House Ways and Means Chair Congressman Richard Neal’s endorsement.

“I am proud to endorse Shirley Arriaga for state Representative. As a veteran, mother and member of my staff, I‘ve seen firsthand Shirley’s dedication and commitment to fighting for what she believes. Chicopee will be well represented in Boston by Shirley and I look forward to partnering with her to deliver for our communities”, said Chairman Richard Neal, MA 1st Congressional District.

Shirley worked in Chairman Neal’s Springfield Office as Veterans Liaison. She worked with constituents on benefits claims, coordinating with federal and state agencies to ensure Veterans received what they earned. When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in 2017, Arriaga managed Congressman Neal’s efforts for those impacted. Constituent services were at the core of what Arriaga did during her time with Chairman Neal's office.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Congressman Richard Neal. As a Veteran, I take immense pride in my work as a Veterans Advocate and a partner for all. During my time, I learned what the power of government can do when it works for the people. I look forward to working with Chairman Neal to deliver for the people of Chicopee,” said Shirley Arriaga, Democratic Nominee for 8th Hampden District.


Shirley Arriaga is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Air Force. Use of her military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Departmentof the Air Force or the DepartmentofDefense.

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