BOSTON – Today, Councilor and Boston mayoral candidate Andrea Campbell was endorsed by Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui.
“I am proud to support Andrea Campbell for mayor of Boston, whose vision and plans to make Boston truly equitable for all will help our entire region,” said Mayor Siddiqui. “Andrea cares deeply, leads authentically, and works collaboratively to address the inequities she experienced growing up in Boston that too many families in our communities still face.”
In 2020, Siddiqui made history when she became the first Muslim person to serve as mayor of a municipality in Massachusetts. Siddiqui, the first Muslim woman elected to the Cambridge City Council, has served on the Cambridge City Council since 2018.
“I am humbled and proud to have the support of Mayor Siddiqui, whose own leadership I admire and whose partnership in the work to ensure equitable opportunity for all I am grateful for,” said Councilor Campbell. “From our higher education institutions, public transit, and local economy, collaborative leadership between the City of Boston and City of Cambridge is essential to creating an inclusive, equitable, thriving community for our residents, students, and workforce.”
This endorsement comes after Campbell recently held a “Women For Andrea” fundraiser hosted by more than 80 women leaders across various industries in Boston and with over 225 attendees, including Bennie Wiley, Linda Whitlock, Dr. Myechia Minter Jordan, Naomi Aberly, Jacqui Budd, Hilary Bacon Gabrieli, Sarah Muncey, Betsy Pattullo, Barbara Wallace Grossman, and former State Representative Marie St. Fleur.
Mayor Siddiqui joins other political and community leaders, including former First Lady Diane Patrick, former Suffolk County Sheriff and Secretary of Public Safety Andrea Cabral, Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff, State Representative Liz Malia, former State Representative Marty Walz, Bill Walczak, Diana Hwang, Dr. Atyia Martin, John Borders IV, and Makeeba McCreary, in endorsing Andrea Campbell for mayor of Boston. Campbell has also been endorsed by Our Black Party, a national organization that exists to advance a political agenda that addresses the needs of Black people.