BOSTON – Today, Councilor and Boston mayoral candidate Andrea Campbell was endorsed by Marie St. Fleur, a former Dorchester State Representative and community leader.
“Andrea Campbell is exactly the kind of leader Boston needs right now. She is informed by the painful losses and inequities she experienced growing up in Boston and driven by her understanding and knowledge of the opportunities that Boston holds for all people. These experiences allow her to see, hear, connect to, and fight for all people,” said St. Fleur. “Boston is a multi-cultural, multi-racial, multi-ethnic city and we need a mayor who can harness our strengths and move our city forward.”
Marie St. Fleur served as State Representative for the Fifth Suffolk district, representing parts of Dorchester and Roxbury, from 1999-2011. She was the first Haitian-American elected to state office in the United States. Her endorsement comes as Boston, which has the third largest Haitian population of any city in the country, celebrates Haitian American Heritage Month and Haitian Flag Day.
“I am deeply humbled and proud to have Marie’s support in this race,” said Councilor Campbell. “Marie’s leadership in our city has always been about bringing people together across demographics and industries to advance equity and opportunity for all, and that’s exactly what this campaign is about. I’m proud that our campaign continues to build a diverse coalition of support in every neighborhood.”
St. Fleur joins other political and community leaders, including former First Lady Diane Patrick, former Suffolk County Sheriff and Secretary of Public Safety Andrea Cabral, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, 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.