The Ward 10 Democratic Committee, which covers a portion of Jamaica Plain, has unanimously endorsed Mayor Marty Walsh for re-election, according to a press release.
The committee cited Walsh’s “record of building affordable housing, creating good paying jobs, and ensuring every child gets a quality education,” as reasons for their endorsement, according to the press release.
“While there is much more work to be done to improve the lives of the resident of Boston, after listening to the arguments offered for each candidate we felt that Mayor Walsh is leading the city in the right direction and we wanted to stay the course with Mayor Walsh,” said Ward 10 Democratic Committee Co-Chair Richard Giordano, according to the press release.
The committee also thanked City Councilor Tito Jackson, who is one of three other candidates challenging Walsh for mayor, for his commitment and hard work on behalf of the people of Boston.
Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez has also endorsed Walsh. Sanchez addressed the members of the Ward 10 Committee on behalf of Mayor Walsh during a recent meeting, speaking about the Walsh’s commitment to the neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill on issues of violence prevention, health care, and economic equality for all residents.
According to the press release, Patricia Flaherty, Ward 10 co-chair, said, “Mayor Walsh has made significant progress in many areas and is working with us to ensure Boston remains diverse – in terms of race, culture, age, and economics. The mayor has built 8300 units of low- and moderate-income housing, and is committed to increasing this supply to ensure diversity of our housing stock and neighborhoods like ours. Mayor Walsh has supported Mission Hill and I am proud to say that Mission Hill will support Mayor Walsh.”
Mayor Walsh released the following statement upon learning of the Ward 10’s endorsement: “We’re proud to receive the unanimous endorsement of the Ward 10 Democratic Committee. We have worked hard to improve the lives of residents of Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and across the entire City. I look forward to continuing the work we’ve started to ensure that every child receives a strong education, every family has access to affordable homes, and that we create good-paying jobs for all Bostonians.”