Council President Campbell Endorses Zakim for Secretary of State

Monday, January 29, 2018

BOSTON -- Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell today announced that she is endorsing Josh Zakim in his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Secretary of State.

“Josh is an energetic, passionate and tireless advocate,” Campbell said. “The fresh ideas he has brought to the Council, particularly around civil rights, will translate perfectly to the Secretary’s office.”

Campbell referenced Zakim’s efforts to increase access to voting, strengthen voting rights, make open records more accessible and to expand affordable housing opportunities.

“Josh comes from a family of activists fully committed to social and economic justice, and his work on the Council, such as his leadership in passing Boston’s Trust Act, perfectly illustrates that,” Campbell continued. “We need to make it easier, and more exciting, for residents to engage with government, and I am confident Josh will do that.”

Campbell was first elected to the Council in 2015 from District 4, representing Dorchester, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain and Roslindale. She was elected Council President earlier this month.

“Andrea is a tremendous colleague, and winning her endorsement is truly meaningful,” Zakim said. “I see on a daily basis how hard she works for her constituents and for the City as a whole.”

Zakim, who was elected to the City Council in 2013, has made increasing the public’s access to government the cornerstone of his campaign.

“The Secretary of State’s office is vital to every single person in Massachusetts, even if they don’t realize it,” he said. “From eligible voters to business owners to investors to residents who simply want to know what is happening with their tax dollars, this is their office, and I will be fighting in their corner every day.”