Letter to the Editor

Vote Erin Murphy for City Council At-Large!

Dear Editor,

We are writing to encourage everyone in Boston to vote for Erin Murphy for City Council At-Large on Nov. 5. Erin left her position as a BPS teacher after 22 years in the classroom to run for office for the first time. We know Erin Murphy as a friend, the teacher of our kids, the neighborhood leader who always shows up to help out however she can, and as a person of integrity who is running for office for all the right reasons: To represent the voices of every-day residents in every neighborhood; To improve City services for our seniors, children, and our most vulnerable neighbors; And to bring her formidable work ethic to the full time job of being a Boston City Councilor.

Tuesday’s election is an important one. There may be as many as five new City Councilors elected this year, and we hope every resident will make it to the polls on November 5th. All the neighborhoods of Boston deserve a City Councilor who will be a truly independent voice. Erin is a first-time candidate for office, but her roots in our city run deep, as does her commitment to supporting causes that matter to all of us. As a Boston Public School classroom teacher for 22 years, Erin advocated for her special needs students and their families who were in danger of falling through cracks in the system and not receiving the services they needed. Mayor Walsh named her to his Education Transition team because of her long years of experience in service to public education and Boston families. Erin was also recognized by Gov. Baker and the Gavin Foundation for raising awareness and much-needed funds for addiction and mental health recovery services for those suffering and their families. Erin is a tireless advocate for reducing the stigma of addiction and mental health issues.

Please consider Erin Murphy for one of your four At-Large City Council votes on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Erin has earned her reputation as the “hardest working candidate in the race” by knocking on thousands of doors across the City and meeting residents where they live and work to listen and learn so that she can be a leader who is truly responsive to the needs of our neighborhoods. For a sensible, honest, hard-working At-Large Councilor in City Hall, vote for Erin Murphy!

Sincerely,

Nicole Shand, MATTAPAN

Dan Daly, BRIGHTON

Susan & Danny McMorrow, WEST ROXBURY

Anne and John McGahan, SOUTH BOSTON

Nancy Doherty,

JAMAICA PLAIN

Jeff Ross, SOUTH END

Luis Grillon, EAST BOSTON

Doug MacDonald, CHARLESTOWN

Anne Cullinane, ROXBURY

Billy Cosetta,

SOUTH BOSTON

Jack “JK” Kelly, CHARLESTOWN

Deirdre Manning, DORCHESTER

Angel Argueta,

EAST BOSTON

Eddie Brown, HYDE PARK

Kristin & Stephen Walsh, DORCHESTER

Kathleen Chardavoyne, CHARLESTOWN

Judy Kelly Manning,

SOUTH BOSTON

Brian and Susan Donelan, ROSLINDALE

Marguerite LeBlanc,

HYDE PARK

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