September 20, 2022
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Maura Healey this week endorsed 5th Suffolk state Rep. nominee Chris Worrell, who is facing independent Roy Owens, a perennial candidate, in the Nov. 8 general election.
Worrell is a heavy favorite to replace state Rep. Liz Miranda, who is now the Democratic nominee for state Senate in the 2nd Suffolk district.
“Dorchester and Roxbury deserve a state representative who will be as committed to the community as Christopher Worrell is,” she said. He “is a leader who has been doing the work for years – in the non-profit sector, the faith-based community, and in government.
“I look forward to partnering closely with Christopher to deliver resources to Dorchester and Roxbury and ensure that every resident has a voice in government.”
“Earning the endorsement of our next governor … is an incredible honor,” Worrell said. “As state representative, I will work collaboratively together with Maura to maximize the representation of and resources for, Dorchester and Roxbury. This is a top priority for me.”
According to unofficial numbers from the City of Boston, Worrell received 1,658 votes in the Sept. 6 primary, besting the runner-up, Donnie Tavares, who received 1,266. Althea Garrison took third place with 866 votes.