Jon Santiago, an emergency room doctor at Boston Medical Center and first-time candidate for state representative, earned the endorsements of the Sierra Club Massachusetts, Progressive Massachusetts, and Service Employees International Union Locals 32BJ, CIR, and 509.
“Jon Santiago has spent his life serving others and fighting for progressive causes,” said David Rudolph, political chair of the Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter. “He has the skills and dedication to take that fight to the State House in support of improved public transportation, environmental justice, and renewable energy. We urge voters to support him on September 4th.”
Jonathan Cohn, co-chair of the Elections and Endorsements Committee of Progressive Massachusetts said, “We need Massachusetts to be a real leader on health care, education, climate action, and immigration justice, but we have repeatedly seen bold progressive policy solutions die in the Massachusetts House. We need more people in office who recognize the urgency around these issues and are ready to be active champions at the State House. We know that we can count on Jon Santiago to be such a legislator.”
Service Employees International Union Locals 32BJ, CIR, and 509 have also endorsed Santiago. “While SEIU members are on the front lines serving the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens,” said SEIU Local 509 President Peter MacKinnon, “they need to know they have someone like Jon Santiago fighting for them in the State House.”
Santiago has also been endorsed by the Boston Ward 4 Democratic Committee, New Politics, and Clinicians for Progressive Care. His campaign has knocked on over 13,000 doors across the district.
Jon Santiago, an ER physician at Boston Medical Center, is running for State Representative of the 9th Suffolk District, which includes the South End, Roxbury, Back Bay, and Fenway neighborhoods. The district has been represented by incumbent Byron Rushing for over 35 years.