BOSTON – The 115,000-member Massachusetts Teachers Association has endorsed Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) for State Auditor, a sign of strength and grassroots support for a candidate vowing to represent the people’s interest on Beacon Hill. DiZoglio was raised by a single mother and has felt the transformative effect of education in her own life: After she graduated from Methuen High School, a teacher helped her transfer from Middlesex Community College to Wellesley College. That laid the foundation for her entry into public service, from working at local community centers to serving in the Massachusetts State House and Senate. "Diana DiZoglio is running on a platform of increasing transparency in state government, and ensuring that there is access to services for those who need them and to state contracts for those able to fulfill them,” said the MTA. “She will fight for all Massachusetts residents to receive fair treatment and will fight for equity." The MTA represents members in close to 400 local associations throughout Massachusetts. They are teachers, faculty, professional staff and education support professionals working at public schools, colleges and universities across the Commonwealth. “I am a living example of education’s transformative power, so I am doubly honored to earn the endorsement of the Massachusetts Teachers Association,” said Sen. DiZoglio. “The support of my incredible teachers, counselors and support staff – from Methuen Public Schools, to Middlesex Community College and all the way to Wellesley College – helped me build my life and prepare me for public service. Our teachers are heroes, and I will continue to be their proud partner and champion as Massachusetts’ next State Auditor.” To date, DiZoglio has also been endorsed by dozens of elected officials, community leaders and activists from across Massachusetts, along with EMILY’s List, Massachusetts AFL-CIO, Massachusetts Nurses Association, National Association of Government Employees (NAGE), UNITE HERE 26, IBEW Local 223, Boston Carmen’s Union, Iron Workers Local 7, Machinists District 15, the MBTA Inspectors Union, Operating Engineers Local 4, the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts, Teamsters Local 170 and 25, and the Puerto Rican PAC of Lawrence.