State Representative Tommy Vitolo Endorses Michelle Wu
Released on: July 22, 2021
Boston, MA — Today, State Representative Tommy Vitolo announced his support and endorsement of Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston. Representative Vitolo represents the 15th Norfolk District which covers the town of Brookline. He serves as Vice Chair of the Joint Committee of Election Laws.
Representative Vitolo said: "I’m proud to endorse my friend Michelle Wu to be the next mayor of Boston. Michelle’s clear vision and regional collaboration has already made her a leading voice across the Commonwealth on the issues we both champion—a transportation system that works for everyone, housing affordability, and climate justice. Her election as mayor will be transformative for Boston and its neighbors."
“I am so grateful to be endorsed by Representative Tommy Vitolo. He’s been a partner on the climate, housing and transportation justice issues across our region—and a fellow working parent advocating with a sense of urgency for all our families to thrive,” said Michelle Wu.
Representative Vitolo has served Brookline since November 2018 and is currently a member of the House Committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, and Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development. He has long been an advocate for environmental justice and energy efficiency, fighting against coal power plants and advocating for wind turbines and solar farms. Recently, he sponsored many bills including H.953, to ensure charter school transparency and public accountability and H.2390, to prohibit state construction or renovation of fossil fuel heating systems.
Representative Vitolo’s endorsement adds to the Michelle for Mayor campaign’s enthusiastic coalition of multigenerational, multicultural grassroots supporters including leaders Senator Elizabeth Warren, Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, State Senator and Assistant Majority Leader Sal DiDomenico, former State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Byron Rushing; unions Teamsters Local 25, New England Joint Board of Unite Here!, Alliance of Unions at the MBTA, MBTA Inspectors Union Local 600, OPEIU Local 453; environmental organizations Sunrise Boston, Sierra Club, the Environmental League of Massachusetts, 350 Mass Action; Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale; Ward 4 Democrats; Ward 5 Democrats; and fellow municipal elected officials from across Greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For all of Michelle for Boston’s endorsements, visit michelleforboston.com/endorsements.