Rep. Jay Livingstone and City Councilor Kenzie Bok are among those to endorse Councilor Lydia Edwards in her bid for the First Suffolk and Middlesex District State Senate seat.
“I’ve known of, worked with, and been impressed by Lydia Edwards as a civil rights lawyer and City Councilor for the last decade,” said Rep. Livingstone in a statement. “ I’m proud to endorse her so she can bring her energy, values, and collaborative approach to the State Senate. I look forward to working with her in the Statehouse.”
In a recent email to her constituents, Councilor Bok wrote, “Lydia is my most effective colleague on the Council when it comes to actually pushing serious legislation through, and envisioning what’s possible beyond the status quo. She would be a gamechanger in the State Senate for all our regional issues – from housing to climate change to transportation. As was discussed in the mayor’s race, so many of Boston’s core challenges require coordinated state partnership from those who have experienced them firsthand. So we need Lydia!”
Councilor Edwards is running to represent a district that spans Bay Village, Chinatown, Downtown, Beacon Hill, the North End, East Boston, Revere, Winthrop, and Cambridgeport, and after redistricting, that same senate district would also include Back Bay and the Fenway beginning in 2023. The seat was previously held by Sen. Joe Boncore, who resigned to head up the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.
The Primary election to elect a new State Senator will be held on Dec. 14.