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Monday, November 15, 2021

Lydia Edwards競選州參議員 支持者再添郡治安官Tompkins

 Sheriff Tompkins, former Rep. Byron Rushing, Progressive Mass

join list of endorsers behind Lydia Edwards for State Senate

 WINTHROP – Lydia Edwards was endorsed in the special election to the State Senate by Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins at a canvass kickoff in Winthrop over the weekend. Sheriff Tompkins joins other recent endorsers in their support for Lydia for Senate, including former State Representative Byron Rushing and Progressive Massachusetts. Primary Election Day is December 14, 2021. General Election Day is January 11, 2022.

 “We need advocates who understand that it's the government of the people by the people and for the people. At the end of the day, we are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers,” said Sheriff Tompkins. “We need to elect people like Lydia Edwards, who are not afraid to go to the State House or City Hall or to wherever they have to go to really fight for the services that we need. We have all seen far too many electeds for whom the job is a vanity plate for them. This is about doing the right thing. This is about taking care of all of us. With Lydia Edwards in the Senate, we can and will get more done.”

 Former Representative Byron Rushing said: “Lydia Edwards has been an active, thoughtful Boston City Councilor, always responding to the immediate concerns of her constituents. She has stayed true to her mission of working to provide opportunity and equity for all those she serves. From the very start of her career, Lydia has been an advocate for the marginalized. She speaks up, unafraid, when she sees trauma, abuse, disparity and imbalance. She will use her time in the State Senate and with this larger constituency to craft the needed legislation to get at some of these root causes. I enthusiastically support her run for the State Senate.”

 Jonathan Cohn serves as the chair of Progressive Massachusetts’ Issues Committee and the Elections Committee. Of this endorsement, he said: “Lydia Edwards has been a champion for affordable housing and workers' rights on the Boston City Council. She has a track record of persistent advocacy and concrete results, and we need her voice in the Legislature.”

 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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