On Wednesday, October 12th the Boston Teachers Union announced their endorsement of Boston City Councilor Bill Linehan for the District 2 seat on the Council. Linehan, who has held the office since 2007, is being challenged by former Boston Public School principal, Suzanne Lee.
“Bill Linehan, a life-long resident of District 2, demonstrated by his actions a commitment to public school students, parents, and teachers. His work with the parents at the Roger Clap School, advocacy to keep after school programs open in the community, and longstanding work to ensure that appropriate funding be in place to help prevent teacher layoffs that directly impact students in the classroom are a few of the reasons he earned the support from the membership at the Boston Teachers Union” said Angela Christiani, Political Director of the Boston Teachers Union.
“I am honored that the BTU has endorsed my bid for re-election” Linehan said. “During my tenure on the Council, I’ve demonstrated my commitment to the schools and public unions. I’ve fought to reduce teacher layoffs in the past three budgets which directly saved teacher positions. I look forward to continuing working with the many dedicated teachers throughout my District and the City.”
The municipal election for the Boston City Council will be held on Tuesday, November 8th.
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