Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo and Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix D. Arroyo Endorse Ed Markey for United States Senate
Progressive Support for Senator Markey Continues to Grow as Early Voting and Primary Near
Thursday, July 23, 2020
BOSTON –– Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo and Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix D. Arroyo today endorsed Ed Markey for re-election to the United States Senate. Their announcement came in a video released today.
Their backing comes at a key moment in the primary race and builds on Senator Ed Markey’s strong support among Boston progressive leaders, including: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, District Attorney Rachael Rollins, State Senators Sal DiDomenico and Dan Cullinane, State Representatives Nika Elugardo, Russell Holmes, Kevin Honan, Daniel Hunt, Jay Livingstone, Adrian Madaro, Liz Malia, Liz Miranda, Michael Moran and Daniel Ryan, Boston City Councilors Kenzie Bok, Annissa Essaibi-George, and Liz Breadon, Boston Wards 4, 5, and 10 Democratic Committees, and Jamaica Plain Progressives.
With the first round of mail-in ballots already sent out, the continued addition of new endorsements shows the grassroots momentum building around Senator Ed Markey’s re-election message, proving he’s a progressive leader with the track record and bold ideas we need now.
Former Boston City Councilor Felix D. Arroyo now serves as the Suffolk County Register of Probate. He has made history by being the first Latino ever elected to the Boston City Council and as the first Latino elected to a county-wide position in Massachusetts.
“I am proudly endorsing Ed Markey for re-election to the United State Senate,” Felix D. Arroyo said in his video endorsement. “Senator Markey has always fought for social, economic, and environmental justice. Please vote for Ed Markey on September 1.”
Ricardo Arroyo, son of Felix D. Arroyo, currently serves as the Boston City Councilor for District 5, the first person of color elected to represent the district, and is the chair of the Public Health and the Census and Redistricting committees. He is a former public defender and has always fought for marginalized people and communities.
“I am enthusiastically endorsing Ed Markey for re-election to the United States Senate,” Ricardo Arroyo said in the video released today. “These times require a proven leader with a record of fighting for our communities and that leader is Ed Markey. Join me in voting for Ed Markey on Tuesday, September 1.”
“Felix and Ricardo Arroyo are fighting for the affordable housing, economic justice, quality public education, and racial equity that Boston and Suffolk County residents deserve,” said Senator Ed Markey. “Their advocacy for marginalized communities, especially in the face of a pandemic which disproportionately impacts people of color, is exactly the type of progressive leadership we need. I’m grateful to have their support and will continue to fight for the people of Boston, Suffolk County, and all Massachusetts residents in the United States Senate.”
Senator Ed Markey has consistently delivered for Boston residents. In recent years, he’s helped secure $100 million for the MBTA Green Line Extension Project, $28.5 million for housing grants, and fought against federal budget cuts to Boston Public Schools, Boston University, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and other organizations.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Senator Ed Markey has helped secure nearly $31 million for Boston community health centers and to expand testing. He’s demanded the release of demographic COVID-19 information so that we can better understand the stark racial disparities in health outcomes and introduced a bill to help small businesses in communities of color access Personal Paycheck Protection Loans.
VOTERS CAN DISCOVER MORE ON HOW ED MARKEY HAS DELIVERED FOR BOSTON, SUFFOLK COUNTY, AND THE REST OF MASSACHUSETTS BY VISITING: MAP.EDMARKEY.COM
Ed Markey has served in the United States Senate since winning the special election in 2013 and has amassed a deep record on environmental, climate, gun safety, and consumer protection issues. He founded the Congressional Alzheimer’s Task Force and authored the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, which mandates that the federal government put in place a plan to address Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. Raised in Malden, Ed Markey has always stood up for the priorities of Massachusetts.
Liz Vlock, Press Secretary