Golar Richie endorses Halbert for Council at-large

Former State Rep. and current Massachusetts Civil Rights Commissioner Charlotte Golar Richie endorsed David Halbert’s campaign for city council at-large today.

“David is a smart and principled problem-solver, who will drive an agenda that promotes racial and gender equity,” Richie said in a statement released by Halbert’s campaign on Wednesday. “As City Councillor at-Large, he'll make sure that government works for all of the people of our city.”

Richie came in third place during the 2013 mayoral primary before endorsing Marty Walsh for mayor.

Halbert’s campaign has wasted no time in gathering endorsements from across the city, even before they can start gathering signatures in April to officially get on the primary ballot for September.

Alejandra St. Guillen, who was beat out by a single vote when she ran for at-large in 2019, has already endorsed Halbert as has Ward 18 Chair Cecily Graham.

Halbert lives in Dorchester with his wife and their two daughters.

This is Halbert’s second campaign for at-large after finishing eight in the 2019 general election.

Halbert is far from alone in chasing an at-large seat on the city council as the list of candidates, and potential candidates, continues to grow.

Councillors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George, who are both running for mayor, will likely leave their at-large seats vacant.

The list of candidates includes many former candidates along with some newcomers: Domingos DaRosa, Alex Gray, Nick Vance, Althea Garrison, Kelly Bates, Said Abdikarim, Peter Lin-Marcus, Erin Murphy, and Jon Spillane.

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