Ruthzee Louijeune, candidate for Boston City Council At-Large, announced this week that she had earned the endorsement of State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz, of Jamaica Plain.
Chang-Díaz is the first Latina and first person of Asian descent elected to the Massachusetts State Senate. She is serving her sixth term on behalf of the Second Suffolk District, which comprises all or part of the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Mission Hill, Roslindale, Roxbury, and the South End.
“I’m proud to endorse Ruthzee Louijeune for Boston City Councilor At-Large. Ruthzee has a deep understanding of the issues that face Bostonians, because she’s one of us. Whether as an attorney representing families in housing court or an advocate for our kids in Boston Public Schools, Ruthzee has always used her expertise to give back to the community that raised her. She has the values, the smarts, and the conviction to meet the urgency of this moment and help lead us toward a more equitable Boston,” Senator Chang-Díaz said in a statement.
“I’m honored to have the support of trailblazer, Senator Chang-Díaz, so early in my run for Boston City Council At-Large. She is someone who embodies community leadership, and it’s incredible to have her by my side in this race,” Louijeune said.
Chang-Díaz added, “Achieving this equitable vision for our city will require teamwork of the deepest kind. Ruthzee’s record, and her deeply personal commitment to working families and immigrant families, are what I’m looking for in a teammate for this change making. Please join me in supporting Ruthzee for Boston City Council.”
Monday, Ruthzee Louijeune became the first to certify her name on the ballot for Boston City Council At-Large, with over 2,800 signatures collected and over 75 volunteers collecting signatures. Louijeune is the first of twenty-five candidates who pulled papers for Boston City Council At-Large to collect the required 1,500 verified signatures. During the signature gathering process, the candidate collected signatures in every one of Boston’s neighborhoods.
Louijeune launched her campaign for Boston City Council At-Large on March 16, and has raised more year-to-date than any candidate for Boston City Council At-Large, breaking Boston fundraising records for a first time candidate. Her campaign has raised more than $140K for since its inception.