ENDORSEMENTS | Vote Kenzie Bok!

ENDORSEMENTS

Kenzie is supported by our most trusted local leaders and community organizations.

Ayanna Pressley

U.S. Congresswoman (MA-07)

"Kenzie sees that affordability is foundational to keeping our families in community and building wealth that is broadly shared. She has the policy knowledge and political expertise to hit the ground running, but most of all Kenzie embodies the commitment to remaining in community that will make her a great advocate for District 8.”

Kristen Mobilia

Former District 8 City Council Candidate and Fenway Community Advocate

"I am endorsing Kenzie for City Councilor because she has committed to showing up and advocating for neighbors at community meetings, especially where development is concerned. Kenzie and I also share a sense of urgency with regard to affordable housing, the opioid crisis, public schools, and transportation."

Jay Livingstone

State Representative

“Kenzie is highly knowledgeable of the issues that affect Boston today, such as rising housing costs, the relationships between public and private institutions, the significance of the historic nature of our neighborhoods, and the need to always understand the balance among the various communities who call Boston home.”

Michelle Wu

City Councilor At-Large

“I’m with Kenzie because her heart is in grassroots organizing. On the community side, she has been a partner in every progressive charge and led the way for civic engagement to drive policy. More than anything else, we need leaders in this moment who can build trust with and empower every community.”

Annissa Essaibi George

City Councilor At-Large

“I asked Kenzie to serve as my budget director because I admired her passion for this work, her intelligent grasp on policy, and her commitment to serving her community. Now, as I proudly endorse her candidacy for District 8 City Council, I know that those traits, combined with her years of experience, make her the best possible person for the job.”

Aaron Michlewitz

State Representative

“I’ve seen Kenzie’s deep involvement and leadership in our community for many years, in Bay Village and at the Boston Ward 5 Democrats. She cares deeply about affordable housing and did great work organizing our community to pass the Community Preservation Act. I know she understands the challenges and joys of our downtown neighborhoods and that she’ll work tirelessly on behalf of the Bostonians she represents—whether by analyzing the city budget or addressing critical constituent service needs every day. I would love to have Kenzie as a strong partner at the city level, and I’m proud to endorse her run for Boston City Council.”

Sonia Chang-Diaz

State Senator 

“There is no candidate better prepared to address Boston’s need for affordability and housing at all income levels than Kenzie,” said Senator Chang Diaz. “From her work on public housing, vouchers, affordable homeownership, and the Community Preservation Act, she’s deeply knowledgeable and committed to keeping our neighbors in their homes. Kenzie has the ability both to think long-term and to get things done; I know she’ll be a strong, effective advocate for Mission Hill.”

Kim Janey

City Councilor, District 7

“I am excited to work with Kenzie on the City Council to address issues of equity and affordability in Boston. I know she will be an effective partner in ensuring that all Boston residents can continue to call the city their home. Between her work at the Boston Housing Authority implementing sustainable solutions to the housing crisis and on the Community Preservation Act bringing stakeholders together, she’s proven herself a capable leader and passionate advocate."

Lydia Edwards

City Councilor, District 1

“I have worked closely with Kenzie in her role at the Boston Housing Authority and seen her be a creative, effective champion for affordable housing generally and public housing specifically,” said Councilor Edwards. “She won real victories for our lowest-income Bostonians and for the first-time homebuyers who make up our middle class. I know she is utterly committed to expanding and improving our affordable housing stock to ensure that people from all walks of life can stay here, and that she will be a strong ally in our fight to make Boston a more inclusive, affordable, and accessible city.” 

Ed Flynn

City Councilor, District 2

"Kenzie has been an incredible advocate for affordable housing, parks, public spaces and historic preservation,” said Councilor Flynn. “She has a track record of getting things done and will fight to make our communities stronger. I look forward to working with her on the Council.”  

Maura Healey

Attorney General

"To talk with Kenzie is to instantly realize how deeply she is shaped by her lifelong love of Boston,” Healey said. “Kenzie believes in the power of our city’s diversity and will offer real solutions to make Boston fairer, and more affordable. She will be an excellent representative for the people of the Eighth District.”

Josh Zakim

City Councilor, District 8

“Kenzie is clearly the candidate with the right combination of policy expertise, progressive values, and ability to bring diverse groups together to address shared concerns,” said Zakim. “I’ve been impressed for years by her community leadership, especially around issues of affordability, and I’m equally impressed with her ability over this campaign to excite voters in every neighborhood of the district. That’s the kind of leadership we need to serve our district and help lead Boston in the coming years.”

Nika Elugardo

State Representative

“Kenzie comes from a long heritage of activism and advocacy for opportunity and justice for all,” Rep. Elugardo said. “Her policy expertise, coupled with the heart and passion of a lifelong community activist, will be an incredible complement to the Boston City Council. I’m thrilled to endorse Kenzie for District 8 Councilor and can’t wait to work together on housing and economic development policy, legislation, and advocacy.”

Jon Santiago

State Representative

"We need a leader like Kenzie Bok in City Hall who has the experience and commitment to fight for every resident of Fenway, Mission Hill, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the West End. Throughout her campaign, I’ve been impressed by how Kenzie has brought people together from all neighborhoods of the district to address common concerns and works towards a better shared future."

Chynah Tyler

State Representative

"I am endorsing Kenzie Bok because of her dedication and commitment to ensuring that our Fenway community continues to thrive. She is a champion with a shared vision for issues like transportation and protecting our green spaces and I am thrilled to support her in this race."

Boston Globe

Newspaper

"Bok is indeed more than her very impressive resume. She brings an interesting mix of passion, policy-wonkiness, and political common sense that is a good fit for the economically diverse district that includes Mission Hill and Beacon Hill, Back Bay and Audubon Circle," says the Globe. "[She] has the potential to be both a serious budget watchdog on the council and a policy innovator with intellect to spare, and the Globe is pleased to endorse her candidacy."

UNITE HERE Local 26

Boston-area Hotel and Food workers union

This 10,000-member union is one of the most diverse and politically powerful organizations in the City of Boston, and 2000 of their inspiring, hardworking members work in District 8.

Boston Ward 4

Democratic Committee

The Boston Ward 4 Democratic Committee works for the election of progressive Democrats and for public policies that are important to the neighborhoods in their ward, including parts of Back Bay and Fenway, through grassroots political engagement.

Massachusetts Women'sPolitical Caucus

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus (MWPC) is an organization whose mission is to increase the amount of women serving in government and to guide women entering into the political process.

Right to the City Vote

Right to the City Vote is a group that works to achieve housing justice for low-income people and communities of color in Boston. In the past they have backed Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Suffolk County D.A. Rachael Rollins, and Councilor Lydia Edwards.

Boston Ward 5

Democratic Committee

Kenzie is honored to earn the endorsement of her own ward, The Ward 5 Democratic Committee, who advocates for the election of Democrats in local, state, and national elections and supports supports policies important to the communities of Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and Fenway in the district.

SEIU 32BJ 

 

"With 175,000 members in eleven states and Washington, D.C., including 20,000 in Massachusetts, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country. In Mass. our members are mostly immigrants and include workers who work throughout the state as office cleaners, security officers, property service workers, and food service workers"

Kenzie is proud to have earned their support!

SEIU 1199 

 

Kenzie is humbled to have the support of 1199SEIU, "a leading voice for healthcare workers across the Commonwealth – advocating for increased wages, additional training opportunities, and dignity on the job, along with policies that improve the quality of life for all."

Massachusetts Nursing Association

Kenzie is proud to have the support of the Massachusetts Nursing Association, which advocates for nurses and heath professionals, and is "the largest union and professional association of registered nurses and health professionals in the state"

www.massnurses.org

 UAW (Region 9A)

Kenzie is happy to have the support of the United Automobile workers (UAW) in Region 9A. UAW is a union representing industrial workers in small businesses, large corporations, government, schools, hospitals and non-profit organizations. "Region 9A covers eastern New York (including the New York City metropolitan area, the Hudson Valley and the Capital District area), Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Puerto Rico."

https://uaw.org/regions/uaw-region-9a/

Boston Teachers Union

(BTU)

"BTU is proud to endorse Kenzie Bok for the District 8 seat on the Boston City Council. Kenzie knows firsthand from her work how housing justice and educational opportunity intertwine, and how important it is for all our institutions to do their part to combat inequality. She’s volunteered as a Civics teacher in BPS, and advocated for improved wraparound services so our most vulnerable students can learn. We look forward to working with her on the Council to ensure great, fully-funded public schools for all Boston’s kids."

www.btu.org

Bay State Stonewall Democrats

The Bay State Stonewall Democrats advocate for the LGBTQ+ community in Massachusetts through lobbying, financial support to candidates who support LGBTQ+ issues, and participating on the Democratic State Committee

https://www.baystatestonewalldems.org

Environmental League of Massachusetts

"ELM Action Fund endorses Kenzie Bok for District 8 - Boston City Council because she will work to lower emissions through building code changes, community choice energy, investment in public transit, and more electric vehicle charging infrastructure. She plans to prioritize flood defense and resiliency in ways that enhance public green space. She is deeply committed to encouraging shifts to lower-carbon modes of transportation and making our streets safer for all users."

https://www.elmaction.org/

Sunrise Boston

"Sunrise Boston endorses Kenzie Bok for Boston City Council District 8!

 

She fully understands the need for urgent climate action and will champion bold progressive climate policies at the local level."

https://www.sunrisemovement.org/

Sierra Club

"The Massachusetts Sierra Club is proud to endorse Kenzie Bok for Boston City Council in District 8. Kenzie is a dedicated advocate for expanding public transit, environmental justice, and accelerating our transition to 100% renewable energy. With her vision and deep knowledge of policy, we are confident that Kenzie Bok will be the environmental champion that Boston needs." -Jordan Meehan, Chair of the Massachusetts Sierra Club's Political Committee 

https://www.sierraclub.org

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of MA

“As extreme politicians across the country wage a war against reproductive health care and sex education, we can and must fight harder for the health and wellbeing of every person here in Boston. We are proud to stand with Kenzie Bok and support her longstanding commitment to ensuring all people—regardless of their age, income, immigration status, or where they live—have access to comprehensive sex education and reproductive health care, including safe and legal abortion.” - Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, President of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts (PPAF).

 

www.pplmvotes.org

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