The Race for City Hall

Michael Ross receives endorsement of Ward 21 Democratic committee

The mayoral campaign of City Councilor Michael P. Ross won the endorsement of the Democratic committee for Ward 21, which includes parts of Allston, Brighton, and the Fenway.

Ross’s current city council district includes a sliver of Ward 21. According to a statement issued by Ross’s campaign, nine of the 12 candidates for mayor filled out a questionnaire for the committee.

“Councilor Ross stood out in a field of several qualified candidates as the one most able to use innovative ideas to create jobs, improve our schools, and modernize government,” said Lauren Mattison, the Committee Chair. “We’re excited to spend the rest of this campaign making phone calls, knocking on doors, and telling people why Mike Ross is the best candidate for Mayor.”

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The entire statement from the Ross campaign follows below:

Boston, MA—The Ward 21 Democratic Committee officially endorsed Councilor Mike Ross for Mayor on Thursday. The committee, made up of Democratic activists from parts of the Allston, Brighton, and Fenway neighborhoods, cited Ross’ innovative ideas as key to the endorsement.

“Councilor Ross stood out in a field of several qualified candidates as the one most able to use innovative ideas to create jobs, improve our schools, and modernize government,” said Lauren Mattison, the Committee Chair. “We’re excited to spend the rest of this campaign making phone calls, knocking on doors, and telling people why Mike Ross is the best candidate for Mayor.”

Nine of the 12 candidates for Mayor filled out the Committee’s questionnaire, which addressed topics such as education, housing, institutional expansion, open space, and transportation. Those candidates, including Charlotte Golar Richie, John Connolly, and Bill Walczak spoke to the community before the Committee vote on Thursday. In the end, Councilor Ross received more than enough votes to qualify for an endorsement.

“I’m honored to have the support of the Ward 21 Committee, and I look forward to working with them in the months ahead. Grassroots support will be key to this campaign, and I’m happy that my desire to bring new ideas to city hall is resonating,” said Ross.

This is the first Democratic ward committee endorsement of the Mayor’s race. Ross also received the first labor endorsement of the race in May, when he was endorsed by the EMS Division of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association.

Mike Ross has represented District 8 on the Boston City Council since his election in 1999. One of the most diverse in Boston, the district includes Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End, Fenway, Kenmore Square, Audubon Circle, and Mission Hill. Mike’s commitment to innovative leadership has strengthened the communities he serves—and the entire city—over the past decade. He’s running for Mayor to use new ideas to create jobs, improve schools, and modernize government.

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