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Key State Legislators Endorse Michelle Wu for Mayor

Released on: August 16, 2021

Boston, MA— Four additional state legislators announced their endorsements of Michelle Wu for Boston Mayor today, furthering her strong backing among state leaders and demonstrating her ability to work with all levels of government to get things done. State Representatives Natalie Higgins (4th Worcester District), Vanna Howard (17th Middlesex District), Maria Robinson (6th Middlesex District) and Andy Vargas (3rd Essex District) all backed Michelle Wu for Mayor today based on her leadership qualities and vision for the City of Boston and the Commonwealth.

These endorsements follow the endorsements of State Senator and Senate Assistant Majority Leader Sal DiDomenico, State Senator and Assistant Majority Whip Julian Cyr, Representative Tram Nguyen, and Representative Tommy Vitolo, making Michelle Wu the candidate for Mayor with the most support from Beacon Hill.

"Michelle Wu will bring a bold, fresh approach as Mayor of Boston. I know that she will work with state partners to make our systems more fair and just, fighting for student debt relief, addressing our housing and transportation challenges and more. I wholeheartedly endorse Michelle Wu for Boston Mayor,” said Representative Natalie Higgins, 4th Worcester District (Leominster).  

“As we recover from the pandemic, our communities across the Commonwealth must work together so families can thrive. As an Asian American woman and fellow working mom, I’ve been so proud of Michelle’s barrier-breaking leadership on issues, from affordable housing and child care, equitable education and healthcare, and food security, to building coalitions to eradicate racism and hate. I’m here with you, strengthening our communities together, still breaking barriers with you. I am proud to endorse Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston,” said Representative Vanna Howard, 17th Middlesex District (Lowell)

“Michelle is the leader with the vision, temperament, and experience to lead Boston post-pandemic. She understands the needs of each neighborhood and how to get results in the city and with her deep relationships with state leaders. Boston is fortunate to have Michelle step up to lead the city in a time of such great need and change,” said Representative Maria D. Robinson, 6th Middlesex District (Framingham).

"Michelle Wu is an inspiring leader and someone I trust to fight for all of us. On the issues that matter most across Boston and the Commonwealth -- including ending child hunger, closing vaccination gaps and making housing more affordable --  Michelle has a powerful commitment, vision and record of results. I look forward to partnering with her to make it easier for working families to live in our communities across Massachusetts,” said Representative Andy X. Vargas, 3rd Essex District (Haverhill).

“I’m thrilled that our broad and diverse coalition grows today with leaders at the State House representing regional partners and gateway cities — who have each broken barriers to reshape what’s possible in our communities. I look forward to working alongside them to tackle our shared and interconnected challenges, from housing affordability to transportation and climate change,” said Michelle Wu.

Recent census data show that Massachusetts is growing more diverse, as Boston and gateway cities have grown in population. 

These endorsements add 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, State Senator Julian Cyr, Representatives Tommy Vitolo and Tram Nguyen, 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 and 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