Third Generation Somervillian And 'Pit Bull Liberal,' Keri Lorenzo, at DNC

The 33-year-old Somerville resident is in Charlotte, N.C. for the Democratic National Convention.

Last week we profiled , a 29-year-old Somerville resident who was elected as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

A number of readers pointed out that Keri Lorenzo, a third generation Somervillian, is also a delegate.

Lorenzo is an at-large delegate, which means she was selected by the Massachusetts Democratic Party State Committee.

Pit bull Democrat

Lorenzo described herself as a "pit bull liberal Democrat" and said she inherited her love of politics and the Democratic Party from her Somerville family, including her grandmother who was deeply involved in Somerville politics.

A graduate of , where she met her husband, Jerry, Lorenzo has two sons and a third on the way.

This year's is Lorenzo's first convention as an elected delegate, but the 33-year-old has been to conventions before—as a broadcaster.

For four years she hosted the Keri Rodrigues Show in the Providence radio market, where she was known as the "pint-sized Portuguese Pundit," she said (Rodrigues is her maiden name). She also worked as a reporter and news anchor for ClearChannel and CBS, she said.

As a journalist she covered previous conventions, including the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, where she interviewed Barack Obama.

Currently she's a communications director with the Service Employees International Union.

Lorenzo is head of Somerville for Obama and a chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party's women's caucus, she said.

In that capacity she recently met Michelle Obama at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield for a forum on women's issues.

Lorenzo sees health care and women's issues as important ones in this year's election, she said.

She thinks these are areas, among others, where Massachusetts leads the nation. And in Somerville "we lead the state," she said.

Lorenzo spoke to Patch at the convention in Charlotte, N.C., and .

Jason September 09, 2012 at 12:56 PM
And we keep an ethanol policy that the entire world and the farmers whom benefit from it, at the center of it call, ineffective at best and a monstrous waste of Tax payer money. If you are reporter, it's is best to not affiliate with any political party to maintain you objectivity...man.
Jonah Petri September 09, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Um, I'm not a reporter. And I don't think ethanol is a good use of corn either. You're moving the goalposts on your own argument. http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/special-pleading
Jason September 09, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Smirk, that's a funny link. There must be a hitler accusation on the site... **trys to think of term for it......** Any who, I'm dull at best, where was the goal post moved and when did we put them up.. Sorry about the two part post that lacked the links for reference.. I will get the other links on this thread for you...don't worry they aren't ALL Brietbart....and what's the matter with that source anyway? Did you "glance" at them, or just turn your nose up and make a judgement call... I prefer to look at a few angles of a story. I find that those not favored by the main stream can be helpful to find the elusive other side of the aisle view. If you think I'm a republicant' your wrong. In my youth, I chose the liberal left ideal position cuz it was the most convenient and common position, but as I'm "mature" now, I vote, unenrolled. I love that title...heh. Links to come when I get one more minute.
Jason September 09, 2012 at 07:38 PM
ok from the top: #1. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444273704577635681206305056.html #2. http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/09/the-awful-awful-august-jobs-report/ #3. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/record-88921000-americans-not-labor-force-119000-fewer-employed-august-july #4. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/fed-americans-wealth-dropped-40-percent/2012/06/11/gJQAlIsCVV_story.html?hpid=z1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=et&utm_content=http%3a%2f%2fwww.washingtonpost.com%2fbusiness%2feconomy%2ffed-americans-wealth-dropped-40-percent%2f2012%2f06%2f11%2fgJQAlIsCVV_story.html%3fhpid%3dz1&utm_campaign=1711229_219270_RNC%20Research #5. http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2011/07/25/unemployment-job-skills-training/ #6. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/census-shows-1-2-people-103940568.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=et&utm_content=http%3a%2f%2ffinance.yahoo.com%2fnews%2fcensus-shows-1-2-people-103940568.html&utm_campaign=1711229_219270_RNC%20Research #7. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444273704577635681206305056.html #8. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/business/economy/19grads.html?_r=1
Jason September 09, 2012 at 07:39 PM
#9. http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=PET&s=EMM_EPMR_PTE_NUS_DPG&f=W #10. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/04/us-foreclosure-idUSBRE83319E20120404 #11. THIS WILL MAKE YOUR HEAD SPIN! http://ehbs.kff.org/pdf/2011/8225.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=et&utm_content=http%3a%2f%2fehbs.kff.org%2fpdf%2f2011%2f8225.pdf&utm_campaign=1711229_219270_RNC%20Research FYI: I have a family and am a single payer. we pay dearly for mediocre coverage. The NE does typically have very good care providers. Hope this helps. cheers


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