The Greenfield Recorder: Political Notebook, May 5, 2018

Albright-Hanna backed

Democratic Candidate Kate Albright-Hanna has received the endorsement of state Sen. Eric Lesser, D-Longmeadow, in her bid to fill the 1st Franklin seat of retiring state Rep. Stephen Kulik.

Lesser said, “Since our days working together on the 2008 Obama campaign and into the administration, Kate has shown a clear understanding of how to build coalitions within complex organizations — a political skill that will serve her well as she fights for the people of the 1st Franklin District. I enthusiastically endorse her, and look forward to teaming up with her on projects that will have a big impact on our quality of life — like more rail service, student debt relief, and local economic development. This is a great opportunity for western Massachusetts to send a visionary new leader to Boston.”

Read the full article

The Valley Advocate: Western Mass Year of the Woman? Election could bring all-female delegation to Hampshire County

Hampshire County has the highest proportion of women of any county in the state, and yet for years has been represented in the Statehouse mostly by men. With the retirement of longtime Amherst Rep. Ellen Story in 2016, this has been especially true.

But this year’s elections could alter that in the extreme. There are credible female candidates running for four of the state House seats representing the bulk of the county, and more than that, they might all win.

Read the full article

The Westfield News: Huntington resident to run for Rep. Kulik’s seat; Kickoff in Chester announced

HUNTINGTON – Kate Albright-Hanna has announced her candidacy for state representative, 1st Franklin District, the seat held by Rep. Stephen Kulik since 1993. Kulik announced in February that he would not run for a fourteenth term.

Albright-Hanna was the first to file papers for the seat. On Tuesday, she will officially kick off her campaign at The Common Table, 30 Main Street in Chester at 6:30 p.m. The Kate 4 Rep Campaign Kickoff Party will feature an open bar and live music by the Franklin County Sweethearts. No donation is required, and children are welcome.

“I am thrilled to officially launch my campaign for state representative of the 1st Franklin District in the hilltowns — a place that prides itself on being independent and self-reliant, but also opens its arms to newcomers and watches out for its neighbors. It’s a place where every voice counts — and where you don’t have to be part of a big political machine to make a difference,” said Albright-Hanna.

Read the full article

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Huntington journalist first to seek Kulik’s seat

Friday, February 23, 2018

NORTHAMPTON — An Emmy-award winning journalist who has recently made Huntington her home is making a bid for state representative in the 1st Franklin District.

Kate Albright-Hanna is the first person to file papers to run for the House seat currently held by Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, who recently announced that he would not seek re-election this year after serving since 1993.

“This is the year of regular people running for office,” Albright-Hanna told the Gazette Thursday. “It’s the year when regular people have to step up, and when, in particular, women have to step up.”

Read the full article

WHMP: Candidate Announces Plans to Run for Kulik State Rep Seat


The first candidate has emerged in the race to succeed retiring First Franklin District State Rep. Steve Kulik. Kate Albright-Hanna of Huntington has filed papers to run for the seat. An Emmy-award winning journalist and political organizer, Albright-Hanna recently relocated to the area with her husband and three children.

Read the full article