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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Lydia Edwards endorsed by Cambridge elected leaders

 Lydia Edwards endorsed by Cambridge elected leaders

Mayor Siddiqui, Vice Mayor Mallon,
former Mayors Simmons & McGovern, Councilors Nolan & Carlone
 

CAMBRIDGE – Lydia Edwards has been endorsed in the special election to State Senate by members of Cambridge’s elected leadership including: Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon, former Mayor and Councilor Denise Simmons, former Mayor and Councilor Marc McGovern, Councilor Patricia Nolan, and Councilor Dennis Carlone. Primary Election Day is December 14, 2021. General Election Day is January 11, 2022.

“I’ve known Lydia for a while and what I know is: She gets things done,” said Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui. “Whether it's her work through legal aid as an attorney, or her current work as a Boston City Councilor, I know that she will provide the results to residents and be there for the community. I urge you to support Lydia Edwards on December 14.”

"Anyone who lives in this region knows the daily challenges of transportation, but Lydia Edwards understands that the freedom of mobility is key to a thriving community," said Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon. "Lydia has been a leader advocating for multimodal transportation infrastructure – from protected bike lanes, to ferries, to public transit. I know that Lydia will be a champion in the Senate and I am proud to endorse her today."

“Lydia has a unique understanding of the challenges we face around housing in this region in particular,” said former Mayor and current City Councilor Denise Simmons. “She recognizes that we need a regional approach to create and enact strong policies that will level the playing field and secure housing as a human right. I'm supporting Lydia because her dedication to equity is unmatched, and she is exactly what we need in the State Senate.”

“Lydia Edwards has been a strong partner in municipal government, and I know she will be a strong partner in the legislature,” said former Mayor and current City Councilor, Marc McGovern. “Lydia has a longstanding and proven track record of success getting big things done in practical, grassroots ways. Cambridge will have an advocate in Lydia Edwards – from education funding, to climate resiliency, to transportation infrastructure. I am proud to endorse her for state senate and encourage you to vote for her on December 14.”

“Lydia Edwards is not simply an impressive colleague in government with a record of effective policy changes that make residents' lives better; She is a leader I respect and admire for being able to genuinely connect with people,” said City Councilor Patricia Nolan. “Lydia finds a way to serve as a convener, bringing together diverse opinions and backgrounds to find common ground. That is a sign of true leadership. Lydia brings much needed respect and collaboration into public service time and time again. Lydia is the best choice for the State Senate.”

“I am very enthusiastic about Lydia because of her heart, dedication and drive to help those most in need, and at the same time, act for positive change, both short- and long-term,” said Councilor Dennis Carlone.

Prior to entering the City Council, Councilor Edwards worked extensively in the legal field serving as a judicial law clerk with the Massachusetts Superior Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Edwards worked as a public interest attorney with Greater Boston Legal Services focusing on labor issues such as fighting for access to unemployment insurance, back wages, fair treatment for domestic workers and combating human trafficking. She served as the statewide campaign coordinator for the Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers, which advocated for the passage of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. In 2015, she was named Bostonian of the Year by the Boston Globe

Lydia Edwards is a candidate for State Senate representing the First Suffolk and Middlesex District, following the departure of Senator Joseph A. Boncore. For a full and up-to-date list of endorsements, visit: LydiaEdwards.org/endorsements.

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