BOSTON – Chris Conroy, candidate for Boston City Council, member At-Large, announced today that he has received endorsements from Boston’s Ward 12 Democratic Committee and Massachusetts State Representative for the 5th Suffolk District, Carlos Henriquez. In a crowded municipal race that might just be signaling a changing of the guard for the traditional Boston pol (Irish, male, a surname likely beginning with Con-), Conroy would seem to have the worst of both worlds – being something like an antiquated newcomer. But that doesn’t seem to be the case based on his endorsements or his policies.
“I am honored to receive this support from such dedicated leaders in my community,” said Conroy, speaking in front of his home across from Washington Park in Roxbury. “I share a personal commitment to social and economic justice with Representative Henriquez and my fellow Democrats on the Ward 12 Committee. I also have a deep respect for the leadership – both sung and unsung – that guides Roxbury and Dorchester, so having their support is all the more important. I’m campaigning across the city, but, every morning, I know I can walk out the door and onto the campaign trail with the support of my neighbors – the people who know me, my work, and my passion for the City of Boston the best. That’s instant inspiration.”
Kim Janey, a supporter and member of the Ward 12 Democratic Committee, talked about Conroy’s leadership style. “Chris is somebody Boston residents can trust to listen, work hard on their behalf, and put their community’s interests first,” Janey said.
Rep. Henriquez offered his own remarks, “I have supported Chris Conroy in his work in the community as a mentor and teacher to young people. His service on the City Council will keep us focused on creating equity in education system and equal opportunity for every resident of Boston. He’ll also help create a generation of young leaders ready and willing to do the same thing. I know Chris is as genuine as they come when it comes to serving others. It is because of his commitment to community that I stand in support of his candidacy for Boston City Councilor At-Large. Chris Conroy is ready to serve today.”
Conroy will be the 13th candidate on the At-Large ballot in Boston Municipal Preliminary Election, set for Tuesday, September 24.
He will next be greeting and speaking with commuters at Forest Hills & Maverick MBTA Stations from 7-9am this Tuesday & Wednesday morning respectively. For more information on where to find Chris visit www.conroyforboston.com.