Healey gives nod to Chris Worrell in 5th Suffolk race

Maura Healey with Chris Worrell.

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.


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