Jeffrey Sanchez, the highest-ranking Latino leader in the history of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and a former Chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, is throwing his support behind Erin Murphy’s candidacy to be Boston’s next At-Large City Councilor.
Former Representative Sanchez, who represented Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill during his 16 years in the House, cited Erin’s commitment to advocating for every neighborhood, her common-sense approach to policy solutions, and her ability to connect with residents across the city as reasons for his endorsement.
“Erin is a special kind of leader because she has walked in the shoes of the people she is seeking to represent,” said Rep. Sanchez. “That’s a quality that will allow her to bring people together once she is in office. She taught in the Boston Public Schools for 22 years. She raised her family in the city as a single mom. And she’s been on the frontlines of the substance abuse and recovery crisis for a long time. She’s ready to represent the whole city.”
Rep. Sanchez’s endorsement comes weeks before the November 2 election, when Erin will compete for one of four At-Large City Council seats, and as citywide grassroots support has been building. Her outreach has extended to every neighborhood in the city, the same energy she would bring to the City Council.
“Receiving support from leaders like Chairman Sanchez is incredibly rewarding and says a lot about the campaign that we’ve built, because he was a model public servant,” Erin said. “He led with both his heart and his head, always cared about the people in his neighborhood, and set an incredible example for the type of elected official I aspire to be.”