Suffolk County Register of Deeds, 9-term City Councilor At-Large, and three-time City Council President Stephen Murphy and fourth term East Boston State Representative Adrian Madaro announced their endorsements of Jon Spillane for Boston City Council At-Large.
“I am a 50-year fan, and friend, of the Spillane family, and Jon’s tenacious energy is just what Boston needs on the City Council,” said Register of Deeds Stephen Murphy. “Jon understands what it is to grow up in Boston. He is a housing expert. He understands the budget. He will hit the ground running and I am proud to endorse him for Boston City Councilor.”
“As the state representative for East Boston, I am deeply involved in city issues that affect my neighborhood and all of Boston, and I am confident Jon will be the partner we need at the city level to successfully navigate our constituents’ concerns and I know he will bring the passion and hard work fostered during our years at Boston Latin School to the City Council,” said State Representative Adrian Madaro. “Jon understands residents’ frustrations about rising cost of living, and he has clear ideas about how to improve housing, traffic, and city services. He will be able to bring people together to move Boston forward, and that’s why I’m endorsing him for Boston City Councilor At-Large.”
“Register Murphy has been in my shoes, knocking doors and making phone calls to reach as many Bostonians as possible.” Jon Spillane said. “His support and advice has been invaluable, and I’m proud to earn his endorsement.”
“Rep. Madaro’s endorsement is unique – we went to high school together,” Jon Spillane continued. “Now, we have the chance to bring the tenacity and problem solving skills we learned at Boston Latin School to directly address the issues facing our City, in partnership with the community that raised us.”
With Register Murphy’s and Rep Madaro’s endorsements, Jon Spillane builds upon the coalition of Boston elected officials supporting his candidacy, demonstrating the city-wide viability of Jon’s campaign.
Murphy’s endorsement is particularly important because he lives in Hyde Park, the same neighborhood that Jon was born and raised in, and where Murphy regularly wracked up huge margins on Election Day. Based on the dozens of Jon Spillane lawn signs visible in Hyde Park, Spillane is on his way to repeating those performances.
Madaro’s endorsement is especially unique, as he represents a single neighborhood and ward – East Boston – and brings with him a multi-generational record of service to that neighborhood.
In addition to the crowded Mayoral election, five of the Boston City Council’s thirteen members are not running for re-election, leaving three district council seats and two At-Large seats open. The next Council will not only play a major role in the COVID-19 recovery, but will also be in charge of re-drawing council district lines based on the 2020 census results.