Roxbury State Rep. and Black and Latino Caucus Chair Chynah Tyler endorsed Andrea Campbell's bid for mayor Wednesday, demonstrating that Campbell is challenging Acting Mayor Kim Janey on Janey's Roxbury home turf.
The endorsement, made official in Roxbury's historic John Eliot Square, came a day after former Roxbury City Councilor and 2017 mayoral candidate Tito Jackson endorsed Janey, setting the stage for Roxbury to be a battleground neighborhood in the preliminary, which is typically decided with low turnout.
"There are many accomplishments on behalf of our community that go unnoticed, particularly for Black women who straight up deliver in politics," said Tyler, 31, pointing to a collaboration between her and Campbell to diversify the ranks of the Boston's fire department with a fire cadet training program.
The fire department has been criticized for the composition of its force, which is predominately white and male.
The Boston firefighters union has endorsed City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George.
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Source : https://www.wgbh.org/news/politics/2021/08/11/black-and-latino-caucus-chair-endorses-campbell-for-boston-mayor259