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BOSTON, September 12, 2021 — Democratic State Senator Nick Collins — who represents the First Suffolk Senate district — endorsed At-Large City Councilor candidate Erin Murphy on Sunday, part of a surge of momentum before Tuesday’s election.
“I represent great neighborhoods in Boston- South Boston, Dorchester, Mattapan, and Hyde Park- and Erin has spoken to the needs of all of them,” Collins said. “She has worked incredibly hard throughout this election, she shows up, and I have no doubt that’s what she will do as an At-Large City Councilor.”
Senator Collins’s endorsement comes as Erin has continued to build support, also announcing on Sunday endorsements from the Greater Boston Building Trades Unions, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2222, and the Boston Police Superior Officers Federation.
Erin is, through the random selection lottery, #14 on the ballot on Tuesday, a lucky number on this September 14th Election Day. Erin has been in every neighborhood in the city talking and, more importantly, listening to residents who want a better, safer, more welcoming city.
“I’m so grateful for Senator Collins’s endorsement and look forward to partnering with he and his colleagues in the Boston Delegation in the Massachusetts Legislature to work collaboratively on the issues affecting the residents of Boston.”
Erin’s campaign has been gathering steam all year, with a string of high-profile endorsements and a surge in grassroots support and volunteerism across the city. Erin has also been endorsed by, among others, State Representatives Dan Hunt, Ed Coppinger, and Dan Ryan, City Councilor Frank Baker and former City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Register of Deeds Stephen J. Murphy, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, Boston Firefighters Local 718, Laborers Local 223, the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, and Boston EMS.
A lifelong Dorchester resident, Erin has centered her campaign around being Boston’s go-to call at City Hall.
Erin’s vision for Boston and her campaign are built on her core beliefs:
-Thriving, best-in-class public schools for every student in every neighborhood
-A friendlier city for seniors, with a more compassionate policy focus
-Stronger outreach to veterans, out of respect for their service and supporting their needs
-Safer streets and policing across the City, prioritizing community policing
-All hands-on-deck to pull us out of the pandemic, particularly our most vulnerable
-Reducing income inequality by promoting good jobs for all Bostonians