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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Tito Jackson Endorses Mayor Kim Janey

 Tito Jackson Endorses Mayor Kim Janey

BOSTON – Citing her advocacy and fighting spirit on behalf of Boston residents, former District 7 Boston City Councilor and 2017 mayoral candidate, Tito Jackson, has endorsed Mayor Kim Janey in the 2021 Boston mayoral race.

“I am so excited to endorse my mayor, Kim Janey,” said Tito Jackson. “She has fought for racial, social, economic, environmental and educational justice throughout her entire career, and she brings that same spirit to City Hall. She knows the challenges residents of Boston face every day because she has faced them herself. She will create more affordable housing and paths to homeownership, make sure our public transportation system works for the riders who depend on it every day and ensure equity and excellence for every student in the Boston Public Schools. Most pressing of all, her lens of equity continues to ensure that the communities hardest hit by COVID-19 not only get vaccinated, but receive the financial support they need to make it through the pandemic.”

“I’m so proud to have the endorsement and support of Tito Jackson,” said Mayor Janey. “I witnessed first-hand the way Tito has stood up for the residents of District 7 — and all the residents of Boston — during his time on the Council and every day since. He has been a thoughtful and passionate advocate for those who too often have been unseen and unheard, and that is why I am so grateful to have earned his support.”


Jackson and Mayor Janey will attend a canvas kick-off with supporters on Thursday evening, with details to come.


Tito Jackson is a lifelong resident of Roxbury’s Grove Hall neighborhood and is the son of Herb and Rosa Jackson, two beloved community activists. He represented District 7 on the City Councilor from 2011 until 2017 when he ran for Mayor of Boston. On the Council, Jackson worked hard on issues surrounding economic revitalization and ensuring all of Boston's communities, especially those from underrepresented groups, participated in the civic process, no matter their socioeconomic status or age. As chair of the Council’s Committee on Education for four years, Jackson was a vocal advocate for the Boston Public Schools, its students and their families. Prior to joining the Council, Jackson served in the administration of Governor Deval Patrick and was political director in the Governor's successful 2010 reelection campaign.

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