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Thursday, February 25, 2021

State Senator Julian Cyr Endorses Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston

 State Senator Julian Cyr Endorses Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston


Boston, MA— State Senator Julian Cyr, Senate Assistant Majority Whip and Chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery, today announced his endorsement of Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston. Senator Cyr, who represents Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket, praised Councilor Wu’s commitment to public health, equity and environmental justice for all Bay Staters. 

“I’m proud to support my friend Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston. Michelle represents a fierce new generation of courageous leaders who aren’t afraid to tackle tough, intractable issues. She leads by listening and with her heart, and always shows up and delivers for those left out and left behind. I’m confident she’ll be a transformational mayor and a partner for justice for residents across Massachusetts,” said Senator Julian Cyr.

“I am grateful to receive the endorsement of Senator Julian Cyr, a statewide leader on so many issues facing Boston families and a consistent voice for public health, equity, and justice. Julian has been a friend and partner over many years to advance progressive policies and to open the doors for millennials and young people in politics. I look forward to continuing to partner in combating the substance use epidemic, ensuring access to mental healthcare supports, and striving for a healthier and more equitable Boston for everyone,” said Councilor Michelle Wu. 

In the Senate, Senator Cyr has led on legislation to transform mental health, advance health equity, bolster public health, and promote clean energy. He is one of two openly LGBTQ members of the Massachusetts Senate. Previously, Senator Cyr served as director of policy and regulatory affairs for environmental health at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and deputy director for government affairs at the Department of Public Health in the Patrick and Baker Administrations. From 2011-2016, Julian also served on the Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth, including serving as chair in 2013 and 2014.

Senator Cyr’s endorsement adds to the Michelle for Mayor campaign’s enthusiastic coalition of multigenerational, multicultural grassroots supporters including community activists, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Sunrise Boston, labor unions Teamsters Local 25, OPEIU Local 453 and Alliance of Unions at the MBTA and fellow municipal elected officials from across Greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For all of Michelle for Boston’s endorsements, visit michelleforboston.com/endorsements

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