Sonia Chang-Diaz Endorses Kenzie
Kenzie Bok and Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz in Mission Hill’s Sheehy Park.
State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (D – 2nd Suffolk) today endorsed Kenzie Bok for the District 8 seat on the Boston City Council. Chang-Diaz’s senate district includes the vibrant neighborhood of Mission Hill, which will be represented by the District 8 city councilor.
Chang-Diaz will speak at a rally for Kenzie’s campaign this Saturday, August 10th, at 10AM at One Brigham Circle. The rally will be co-hosted by the hotelworkers of UNITE HERE Local 26, who have also endorsed Kenzie, and followed by a neighborhood canvass.
“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. I’m proud to endorse her and excited to knock doors with her supporters on Saturday to get her elected.”
Chang-Diaz, the first Latina elected to the Massachusetts State Senate, has been a policy leader there for five terms. She is the author of the Education PROMISE Act, a major bill which would fix the state’s education funding formula to provide the full resources needed for educating Boston’s many low-income students and English language learners.
“I’m humbled to have earned Sonia’s endorsement,” said Kenzie. “Sonia is a long-time role model for me of a committed progressive policymaker, and I’m deeply grateful for her fierce advocacy to secure equitable, high-quality education for all our kids. I look forward to working together on behalf of Mission Hill for a more just city with a home and a great school system for every family.”
In endorsing Kenzie for the District 8 seat on the Boston City Council, Senator Chang-Diaz joins State Representatives Jay Livingstone and Aaron Michlewitz, At-Large City Councilors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi-George, the Ward 4 & 5 Democratic Committees, the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, UNITE HERE Local 26, and the Right to the City Vote coalition.