Wu endorses Cartwright in SJC clerk court contest

Mayor Wu on Monday endorsed the attorney Allison Cartwright as the next clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County. She is running against current at-large City Councillor Erin Murphy, whose background is as a BPS teacher and city councillor. Both Murphy and Cartwright hope to replace Maura Doyle, who is retiring. Wu noted Cartwright’s extensive legal experience in her endorsement.

“In a moment where our independent judiciary is more important than ever, I’m excited to endorse a supremely qualified, honest, and hardworking candidate for clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court,” Wu said. “Attorney Allison Cartwright has decades of legal experience as a lawyer and leader within the court system, ensuring that families have access to justice. From working in the Dorchester District Court during law school, to launching her career with the Roxbury Defenders, to her current work at CPCS [the Committee for Public Counsel Services], Allison knows the ins and outs of the legal system and its impact on community.”

In addition to Boston residents, voters in Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop will get to pick the new clerk this fall.

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