LaMattina, DiDomenico Back Connolly for Mayor

October 16, 2013
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John Connolly (center) picked up the endorsement of City Councilor Sal LaMattina (left) and Sen. Sal DiDomenico (right) in his campaign to be Mayor of Boston. The announcement was made last week in Charlestown.

John Connolly (center) picked up the endorsement of City Councilor Sal LaMattina (left) and Sen. Sal DiDomenico (right) in his campaign to be Mayor of Boston. The announcement was made last week in Charlestown.

Mayoral Candidate John Connolly, who is still leading the race according to the last Suffolk University-Boston Herald poll, picked up two key Charlestown endorsements last week.

Connolly received the endorsements of North End City Councilor Sal LaMattina and State Senator Sal DiDomenico.

LaMattina, who stayed out of the Primary Election decided last week to throw his support behind Connolly at a press conference outside the Warren Prescott School in Charlestown.

LaMattina, who represents Charlestown, the North End, and East Boston, serves on the Council’s Committee on Education, which Connolly chairs.

“I have worked with John on the Committee on Education and I have seen the way he listens to parents and students and his deep understanding of our schools and I have no doubt that if he is elected he will transform our schools so that every child can attend a high quality school,” said LaMattina.

Connolly recently worked with LaMattina to secure funding to expand the Warren Prescott School by purchasing the shuttered Holden School, which is across the street.

“It means so much to me to have the support of Councilor LaMattina who serves on the education committees with me and who has worked tirelessly for students and parents,” said Connolly.  “He has been a friend and ally in the fight for our children and I look forward to working with him now and as mayor.”

Senator DiDomenico represents the Middlesex and Suffolk District, which includes Charlestown, the North End, and parts of the West End and Allston, and serves on the Joint Committee on Education.  Councilor

In announcing his support of Connolly, DiDomenico said, “As a parent and as a member of the Joint Committee on Education, I appreciate John’s absolute commitment to transforming the Boston Public Schools and the fact that he continually walks the walk in making bold and independent decisions,” said DiDomenico.