Vice Mayor of Cambridge Jan Devereux Endorses Josh Zakim for Secretary of State

July 17th, 2018

BOSTON–– Vice Mayor of Cambridge Jan Devereux announced today that she is endorsing Josh Zakim in his campaign for Secretary of State.

“Josh represents the fresh energy and progressive values that the Commonwealth truly needs right now,” said Devereux. “In order for Massachusetts to live up to its national reputation as a progressive leader, we need to increase civic engagement and government transparency. Everyone’s voice must be heard in order to ensure that our government is accountable and transparent to all residents and constituencies. Policies that Josh supports, especially Automatic Voter Registration, No-Excuse Absentee Ballots, and improved access to public records, term limits, and regulations on lobbying, will allow more people to get involved and will help restore trust in the political process.”

Devereux was first elected to serve on the Cambridge City Council in November 2015 — the only non-incumbent elected to the one of the city’s nine at-large seats. She currently chairs the Council’s Government Operations Committee and Transportation and Public Utilities Committee and co-chairs the Health and Environment Committee. Devereux is committed to building progressive coalitions that take action on housing affordability, climate change, sustainable transportation, campaign finance reform, government transparency, and civic engagement.

“While Massachusetts has much to be proud of, these times demand bolder leadership to increase government transparency and broaden civic engagement,” Devereux said. “Josh has proven time and time again that he will stand up for our values and is the progressive leader we need at this critical time.”

“I’m so honored to have Vice Mayor Devereux’s endorsement,” Zakim said. “She and I have been working toward the same goals on our respective City Councils. I look forward to working with the Vice Mayor to engage constituents and voters so that our government becomes more inclusive and responsive to their diverse voices.”

Vice Mayor Devereux is joining Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern in supporting Zakim’s bid for Secretary of State.