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Half the candidates running for mayor of Boston are minorities, but black business and community leaders have made their up minds and coalesced around one hopeful: Charlotte Golar Richie.
Golar Richie, a former state representative from Dorchester and Boston housing chief, has convinced many of the city’s black elite to open up their wallets, as well as raise funds and campaign on her behalf.
The list of supporters is long and impressive. It includes former US attorney and Goodwin Procter lawyer Wayne Budd, The Partnership chief executive Carol Fulp, Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree Jr., former Suffolk District Attorney Ralph Martin, developer and restaurateur Darryl Settles, Roxbury Technology chief executive Beth Williams, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Clayton Turnbull, public relations maven Colette Phillips, and the Rev. Eugene Rivers.