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Representative Jay Livingstone Endorses Michelle Wu for Mayor

Released on: September 29, 2021

Boston, MA— Today, Representative Jay Livingstone (8th Suffolk District, including Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and parts of Fenway and the West End) endorsed Michelle Wu for Mayor, growing her statehouse support and coalition. Representative Livingstone cited her commitment to the issues that matter most and record of getting things done. 

"I am proud to endorse our next Mayor, Michelle Wu. She has a proven record of working across all levels of government to get things done and fighting on the issues that matter. On climate justice, transit and affordable housing, we will continue to partner to make a difference for our communities,” said Representative Jay Livingstone. 

“I’m grateful for Representative Jay Livingstone’s endorsement and partnership. He’s been a strong voice for progressive leadership at the State House, and I look forward to continuing to work together on behalf of all of our neighborhoods,” said Michelle Wu.

Representative Livingstone was elected to the Massachusetts State Legislature in 2013 and has been in the State House since then advocating for the people of the 8th Suffolk District. He was born and raised in North Attleboro, where he was educated in public schools and worked as a cashier at the town pharmacy through high school. He was a union factory worker while attending University of Connecticut for his undergraduate degree, where he majored in political science and history, and graduated with honors. He put himself through George Washington School of Law, where he graduated with high honors, while working at a union cardboard box factory.

Representative Livingstone’s endorsement adds to an enthusiastic multigenerational, multicultural coalition of grassroots supporters, including leaders Senator Elizabeth Warren, 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 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