Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix D. Arroyo and City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo Endorse Michelle Wu for Mayor
Released on: September 28, 2021
Boston, MA— Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix D. Arroyo and City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo endorsed Michelle Wu for Mayor today, growing her multilingual, multiracial, and multigenerational coalition.
"It is without hesitation that I endorse Michelle Wu for Mayor. Throughout Michelle's career she has shown leadership on social, economic and environmental justice and I am certain she will continue to show that leadership as our Mayor. Michelle is the candidate best suited to meet this moment and as Mayor she will continue to advance our shared values of justice and equity for all. I will be working hard to elect Michelle as our next Mayor and I ask that you join me,” said Register Felix D. Arroyo.
“I am proudly endorsing Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston. Michelle Wu has a progressive vision that centers justice and addresses the underlying causes of inequity in Boston. Michelle is creating the necessary coalition’s required to ensure Boston is a city where everyone can thrive and have a voice. She has a history of bringing people to the table, not excluding them, and that is the leadership we need,” said Councilor Ricardo Arroyo.
“I’m grateful and proud to earn the support of Register Felix D. Arroyo and Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, trailblazers who have opened doors for so many in the pursuit of equity and opportunity. We’re building a multicultural, multilingual and multigenerational coalition fighting for Boston to be a city for everyone,” said Michelle Wu.
Felix D. Arroyo is the current Register of Probate for Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Felix D. Arroyo is a lifelong public servant who has dedicated his life and career to social and economic justice in the city of Boston. Prior to serving as the Register of Probate, Arroyo was the first Latino elected to the Boston City Council and served on the Council as an at-large member from 2003 - 2007.
Ricardo Arroyo is the current Boston City Councilor for District 5. He is the first person of color to represent District 5 and is the only Latino to serve as a district councilor and the only man of color on the Boston City Council. As a Boston City Councilor, Arroyo has consistently demonstrated his dedication to underrepresented communities and has worked towards ensuring high quality schools, affordable housing, and healthy communities. He most recently played a pivotal role in opening the first Community Health Center in Hyde Park to expand access to healthcare in his district.
The Arroyos’ endorsements expand the Michelle for Mayor campaign’s multicultural, multiracial, multigenerational coalition, including leaders like Senator Elizabeth Warren, Mayor Kim Janey, Sheriff Steve Tompkins, Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, Boston City Councilor Liz Breadon, State Senator and Assistant Majority Leader Sal DiDomenico, State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Mike Moran, State Representative and Ways and Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz, State Senator Julian Cyr, Representatives Liz Miranda, Tram Nguyen, Tommy Vitolo, Natalie Higgins, Vanna Howard, Maria Robinson, Andy Vargas, and Sean Garballey; former State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Byron Rushing; labor unions 1199 SEIU, Teamsters Local 25, New England Joint Board of UNITE HERE!, UAW Region 9A, Alliance of Unions at the MBTA, MBTA Inspectors Union Local 600, OPEIU Local 453; climate organizations Sunrise Boston, Sierra Club, the Environmental League of Massachusetts, 350 Mass Action; Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale; Boston’s Ward 1, Ward 4 and Ward 5 Democratic Committees; The Boston Guardian; 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.