Attleboro City Councilor Sara-Lynn Reynolds confirmed to the local media last month that she will run next year for the state Senate seat currently occupied by Richard Ross, and she plans to make a formal announcement of her candidacy Saturday.
Reynolds, a Democrat, wrote in a press release the announcement will come at the Attleboro Democratic City Committee's Unity Brunch, which will take place at Murray Unitarian Universalist Church. The event, which will feature U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III and several other speakers, is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
"I believe my life experience has prepared me to be a strong advocate for the people, for jobs and for the crucial funding needed for a 21st century education, as well as being an avid supporter for the diverse healthcare needs of our state's population, including senior healthcare needs across the district," said Reynolds, according to the press release.
The district, which Ross has represented as a Republican since 2010, includes Attleboro Wards 1, 2 and 3A, North Attleboro, Wrentham, Millis, Norfolk, Plainville, Sherborn and Wayland as well as portions of Franklin, Needham, Wellesley and Natick.
"I am the best candidate to represent this Senate district because I have first-hand knowledge of the needs faced by many of the people living here and in the state," Reynolds said. "I have had to overcome many of the same personal and professional challenges faced by those I would be serving. My life very much resembles theirs in one way or another ... they could count on me to be tireless in finding opportunities to 'better' their lives."
Murray Universalist Church is located at 505 North Main St. The brunch costs $20 ($15 for students). Tickets can be purchased at the door.