Hunt endorses Murphy’s bid for city council at-large

Rep. Hunt is shown with Erin Murphy

Rep. Dan Hunt, who represents Dorchester's 13th Suffolk District, last week endorsed Erin Murphy, a Dorchester resident, mother of three and longtime public school teacher, for an at-large seat on the Boston City Council.

“Erin Murphy is not just a fellow OFDer and dear friend, she’s someone who gets things done and I’ve seen that first-hand,” said Hunt, who was elected to the House of Representatives in 2014.

“She’s been a consistent force in our neighborhood for a long time, and I know she would bring the same energy and passion to the City Council. She taught in the Boston Public Schools for more than two decades and raised her kids in Dorchester as a single mother. I couldn’t be prouder to support her.”

Hunt, who serves as chair of the House Committee on Federal Stimulus and Census Oversight, praised Murphy's vision for “Boston’s public schools, safer neighborhoods, and a welcoming community for all.”

“I am honored to receive Representative Hunt’s endorsement. Dan is a longtime friend and I’ve been proud that he’s been our state representative the last seven years,” Murphy said in a statement. "He's been a key figure in putting Dorchester on its current upward trajectory, and I’d like to bring the same attention to detail and commitment to City Hall.”

Murphy finished sixth in the Nov. 2019 general election. In this cycle, she’s notched endorsements from the Massachusetts Nurses Association, Boston Firefighters Local 718, Laborers Local 223, and Boston EMS.

A preliminary election for city council will be held on Sept. 14 to trim the current field of 14 at-large candidates down to eight finalists. There are four at-large seats on the 13-member body and two of the current citywide councillors— Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George— are running for mayor instead. The eight finalists will compete for the four at-large seats in a general election set for Nov. 2.

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