Boston City Wards 4 & 5 Democratic Committees Endorse Ed Markey for United States Senate
The Boston Democratic Ward Committees’ Support Comes As Voting Nears, Adding to Senator’s Campaign Momentum
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
BOSTON — Both Boston Ward 4 and Ward 5 Democratic Committees voted last night to endorse Senator Ed Markey for re-election to the United States Senate. Their announcements come as mail-in and early voting nears in the primary election.
Both vote results were overwhelming: Ward 4 voted in favor of endorsing Senator Ed Markey 20-3, with 3 abstentions, while Ward 5 voted 30-5.
“We are moving forward gaining support daily now in these last weeks approaching the primary, and the voters are responding to the building momentum,” said Senator Ed Markey. “With the new, official backing of both Boston Wards 4 and 5 Democratic Committees, our movement is highlighting our shared progressive agenda.”
“It’s not surprising that the Boston Ward 5 committee overwhelmingly endorsed the productive, progressive champion in this race – Senator Ed Markey,” State Representative and Ward 5 Executive Committee member Jay Livingstone said. “I proudly support Senator Markey because of the profound impact his legislative victories have had reducing greenhouse gases and his continued leadership on one of the most pressing issues of our time,” Livingstone added.
“I am proud that the Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee — my home ward — joined me in endorsing Senator Markey last night,” Boston City Councilor and immediate past chair of the Ward 5 Committee, Kenzie Bok said. “Senator Markey has been consistently fighting for justice throughout his career, from increasing access to affordable housing to pushing for universal health care to co-authoring the Green New Deal. In this moment, he’s a champion against eviction and police brutality and for direct financial support to our families. As we look to recover from this crisis, the City of Boston and the whole Commonwealth of Massachusetts need his leadership now more than ever,” Bok added.
“The Boston Ward 4 Democratic Committee is proud to endorse Ed Markey for his history of progressive leadership,” Ward 4 Chair Jonathan Cohn said. “Ed Markey brings an ideal combination of experience, commitment, and progressive values, and we need his leadership in crafting legislation to get us out of the mess of the Trump administration.”
Today’s announcement adds to several recent new endorsements — with fewer than six weeks until the primary voting ends — and adds to the growing momentum behind the campaign in its final stage.
The Boston Ward 4 Democratic Committee includes parts of Back Bay, Fenway, and the South End. The Boston Ward 5 committee includes Beacon Hill, Bay Village, Back Bay, and parts of the South End, Chinatown and Fenway.
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