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Updated with quote from Rep. Robinson.

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BOSTON – A dozen elected officials and community leaders from across Massachusetts have endorsed State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz (D-Boston) in her bid for Governor.

Chang-Díaz launched her campaign for Governor in June, calling for an end to delays on Beacon Hill and new urgency for working families.

Among those endorsing Chang-Diaz is Framingham State Rep. Maria Robinson, a second-term Democrat.

“I’m proud to have the support of these strong progressive voices in Massachusetts,” said Chang-Díaz. “Each of these leaders have been strong advocates in the fight for working families. With their help, we are building a grassroots coalition to win this election, fix our broken systems, and build a Commonwealth that works for all of us.”

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“Senator Chang-Diaz is a proven leader who has shown time and again that she is capable of moving important issues forward, most recently the much-needed public education funding reform. I believe she is the best candidate to lead Massachusetts residents as we face a diverse array of challenges after a global pandemic that has increased the ever-widening wealth gap here in the Commonwealth,” said Rep. Robinson to SOURCE.

Featuring state lawmakers, municipal officials, and school committee members from cities and towns all across the state, the slate of endorsers praised Chang-Díaz’s long track record of effective governance and strong leadership in her 12 years as a state senator.

“Sonia knows how to make government work, she centers equity every single time without fail, and she delivers real results for Massachusetts families,” said Senator Becca Rausch of Needham. “I’ve been in the policymaking trenches with Sonia; she’s exactly the kind of experienced leader we need in the corner office.”

The full list of endorsing officials includes:

  • Becca Rausch, State Senator, Bristol and Middlesex
  • Jamie Eldridge, State Senator, Middlesex and Worcester
  • Lindsay Sabadosa, State Representative, 1st Hampshire
  • Danillo Sena, State Representative, 37th Middlesex
  • Liz Miranda, State Representative, 5th Suffolk
  • Maria Robinson, State Representative, 6th Middlesex
  • Nika Elugardo, State Representative, 15th Suffolk
  • Mary Keefe, State Representative, 15th Worcester
  • Julia Mejia, Boston City Councilor
  • Rev. Dr. Sarai Rivera, Worcester City Councilor
  • Tracy Novick, Worcester School Committee Member
  • Jonathan Guzman, Lawrence School Committee Member

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Chang-Diaz is the daughter of a social worker and America’s first Latino astronaut, Franklin Chang-Díaz. She was elected the Commonwealth’s first Latina State Senator in 2008 and quickly became a driving force behind many of the state’s biggest progressive reforms — including landmark $1.5 billion progressive education funding reforms, criminal justice reform, LGBT equal rights, and police reform and accountability. For more information about Sonia Chang-Díaz and her campaign for Governor, please visit

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.