2 min readBy Published On: April 12th, 2021Categories: News0 Comments on Clerk Michael J. Donovan Endorses Michelle Wu for Mayor 

Well, this is interesting. Southie Resident and Clerk Michael Donovan has endorsed City Councilor at-Large Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston. Donovan – a known supporter of Senator Nick Collins was a guest of the senator on the Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast. This endorsement leads us to believe that Collins will not be running for Mayor of Boston – which was initially rumored. (This is clearly speculation and Collins hasn’t formally announced running or not running for mayor.)

See press release below:

Boston, MA— Clerk of the Superior Court of Suffolk County Michael J. Donovan, longest continuously sitting elected official in the City of Boston, announced his support of Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston today. Donovan said that he believed Councilor Wu is a fighter for the people of Boston and focused on the issues Bostonians care most about.

“I’m proud to support Michelle Wu for Mayor. As a City Councilwoman, she’s been fighting for us for a long time. She’s interested in the bread and butter issues we all care about: transportation, schools, taking care of seniors, and treating everyone with the same respect,” said Clerk Michael J. Donovan.

“I’m proud to earn the endorsement of Clerk Mike Donovan, a longtime friend and leader in building community. He is beloved in South Boston and beyond because of his dedication and commitment to always showing up for people. I’m grateful to have him on the team as we tackle the important neighborhood issues to keep families in Boston, close gaps, and empower community,” said Councilor Michelle Wu.

Michael J. Donovan has been Clerk for Civil Business of the Suffolk County Superior Court since 1976, when he was the youngest person ever elected to the role. A graduate of Suffolk University and Suffolk Law School, he is a beloved member of the South Boston community, where he volunteers in youth soccer, baseball and basketball programs.

Clerk Donovan’s endorsement adds to the Michelle for Mayor campaign’s enthusiastic coalition of multigenerational, multicultural grassroots supporters including community activists, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Sunrise Boston, labor unions Teamsters Local 25, OPEIU Local 453 and Alliance of Unions at the MBTA, Former Democratic Nominee for Governor of Massachusetts, Former Representative Byron Rushing and fellow elected officials from across Greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For all of Michelle for Boston’s endorsements, visit michelleforboston.com/endorsements.

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