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Candidate Chris Zannetos Endorsed by Leaders in Technology and Education

July 22, 2020

WELLESLEY, MA – Local leaders serving as educators and security executives have vigorously endorsed Chris Zannetos as the next Congressperson to represent the 4th district of Massachusetts, according to a news release dated July 20.

"Technology drives our world – impacting every aspect of our lives from the way we structure and deliver education to the creation of stable, good paying jobs and how we perform them – yet there’s a gaping absence and understanding of it in Congress," said Zannetos. "I'm honored and humbled that across the district so many leaders in the fields that fuel our economy and our educational systems have put their faith in me to bring about the type of real, concrete change needed to create new collar jobs, superior educational opportunities, and an economy that serves us all, not just the few."

As a pioneer in the cybersecurity industry, Zannetos has built companies that have advanced the state of our cyber defenses and has also worked to foster collaborations for the common good at the Advanced Cybersecurity Center and MIT. His founding of the nonprofit STEMatchMA opened the cybersecurity profession to many that cannot afford 4-year college and is just one example of his ability to bring people together to create win/win solutions for the tough problems we face.

“Chris' educational vision speaks to me as a long time Elementary school teacher. I share his fundamental belief that we need to address and find solutions for the many obstacles that are preventing our students from being able to access the curriculum. I am inspired by this vision that we need to create more real-life experiential opportunities for our Pre-K through 12 students as a way to eliminate the opportunity gap that exists for many of our marginalized students. Chris' plan will ensure that students' educational needs are at the front line of the discussion and I am confident in his ability to transfer his vision from ideals into actionable steps,” said Tanya Montás Paris, Pierce K-8 Brookline Public Schools.

“Chris is a respected leader in data security, and he will bring both pragmatism and wisdom to Congress. He has a talent for bringing people together to create companies, jobs and opportunities that didn't exist before. I know Chris will bring leadership, innovative ideas and integrity to Washington at a time when they are desperately needed,” said Sam Curry, CSO at Cybereason.

Zannetos’ official endorsements can be found online: https://www.chriszforma.com/endorsements.

More information is available online: https://www.chriszforma.com/.

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