The National Association of Government Employees (NAGE / SEIU Local 5000) has endorsed Jon Santiago in the race for mayor of Boston. NAGE becomes the latest labor union to throw their support behind Santiago, following Laborers Local 223, the Dorchester-based building trades group.
Mayoral candidate and South End State Rep. Jon Santiago has earned the endorsement of another Boston legislator, with Charlestown State Rep. Dan Ryan joining the Santiago campaign for mayor this week.
State Rep. and mayoral candidate Jon Santiago has earned the endorsement of Laborers International of North America Local 223, marking a major endorsement in the race for Boston mayor and a significant boost to Santiago’s growing citywide organization.
“Jon Santiago is the next leader Boston needs to lead us through this urgent moment,” Coppinger said in a statement provided by the campaign. “His unique background is what our city needs to foster a recovery rooted in equity and opportunity. I trust him to lead us back, stronger than before and I know he will be a champion for our small businesses and health equity. Jon is the right choice.”
“Last week we started our first GotVax initiative where we vaccinated about 200 people. And here we are again in the South End to vaccinate about 80 more people, again those most vulnerable,” said Rep. Dr. Jon Santiago, who is leading the initiative.
Jon Santiago received two more endorsements Thursday from fellow Massachusetts state representatives from Boston.
Reps. Mike Moran and Kevin Honan — two longtime Allston-Brighton legislators — backed Santiago in the Boston mayor’s race, calling the South End Democrat a “crisis leader” who would best lead the city’s recovery from the pandemic.