Vargas Wins Backing from Five More Boston Legislators, Councilor, Sheriff

Vargas Wins Backing from Five More Boston Legislators, Councilor, Sheriff

Boston Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz. (Photograph by John Stephen Dwyer, Creative Commons.)

Five members of Boston’s State House delegation are among those adding their names to the list of endorsements Haverhill City Councilor Andy Vargas’ has received in his bid for the House seat formerly held by Brian S. Dempsey.

The two senators and three representatives join Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, current House Ways and Means chairman, who endorsed Vargas earlier. Among them, Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, co-hosts a fundraiser for Vargas Monday in Boston with Boston City Council President Michelle Wu.

“Andy gets it,” said Wu in her endorsement. “He knows that to keep Massachusetts moving forward, we need progressive policies that enable opportunity for all who seek it. From ensuring critical funding for schools across the Commonwealth to supporting a fair minimum wage, Andy has, and remains committed to fighting for everyday people,” she added.

Wu is the first Taiwanese-American and first Asian American woman to be elected to the Boston City Council.

Besides Chang-Díaz, the first Latina elected to the Massachusetts Senate, Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry; Reps. Byron Rushing, Evandro C. Carvalho and Russell E. Holmes; and Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins are backing Vargas.

The Democratic special election primary takes place Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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Published at Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:27:37 +0000