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February 1, 2020


EAST BOSTON, MA -- Following it’s town hall in East Boston this weekend, Kennedy for Massachusetts announced that State Senator Joe Boncore is endorsing Congressman Joe Kennedy III for Senate. A public defender in Suffolk County, Boncore represents East Boston, North End, Chinatown, Beacon Hill, Bay Village, South End, Cambridge, Revere, and Winthrop.

"Joe has spent his career as a champion for justice and equity, " said Senator Boncore. "As a policy-maker he is deeply committed to addressing the structural barriers that keep countless Americans feeling like our political system doesn't work for them. From his work to guarantee access to counsel for every American to his tireless legislative focus on mental illness and substance use, he is on the frontlines of our Commonwealth's greatest challenges."

“I'm grateful for the support of such a dedicated advocate and public servant, " said Kennedy. "From social justice to mental health care and climate action, Senator Boncore and I share a deep commitment to the defining issues of our generation. He will be a critical partner as we continue to build the most inclusive and diverse grassroots operation in this race and ensure that our campaign is accessible to every voter in Massachusetts."

State Senator Boncore represents First Suffolk and Middlesex district, and serves as a public defender with the Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, battling on the frontlines against the opioid epidemic, the criminalization of mental illness, and the lack of equity for Massachusetts’ immigrant communities. Senator Boncore served on the Winthrop Housing Authority Board of Commissioners for seven years. He served on several non-profit organizations including the position of national vice president of the Sons of Italy in America and National President of the Commission for Social Justice.

Senator Boncore holds several leadership positions in the Legislature. He is Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation, Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Rules, Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Rules. He is also on the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, the Joint Committee on Housing, and the Joint Committee on Ways and Means.

Posted on February 1, 2020 in Press Releases.