By David Li, bostonese.com
Boston, Oct. 30, 2013, — Boston Herald published editorial endorsements for Boston City Council on Oct. 29, exactly a week from election day on Nov. 5. Suzanne Lee and Michelle Wu are among the candidates who got its endorsement from the paper, and their campaigns certainly got a boost in the final stretch.
(L to R)Michelle Wu, Beatrice Lee, and Lingyu Zhao at Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center Brighton House on Oct. 25.
||In the city councilor at large race, Herald endorsed Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu, who are contesting the four at large Councillor seats with six other candidates. “Michelle Wu has also won our support in the final; the South End resident is brimming with fresh ideas and is on the right side of the pending police arbitration deal, which she has criticized,” stated the editorial.
In district 2, Herald endorsed Suzanne Lee over incumbent Bill Linehan. The editorial stated: “This district, which includes South Boston, Chinatown and the South End and has long been a lock for Southie pols, is growing and changing and crying out for new leadership. Lee, a former school principal who lives in Chinatown, is more than capable of providing it. And here too her opposition to that police arbitration award is key.”
“I am proud to stand with Suzanne Lee in this race,” said Councilor Arroyo. “Suzanne is a community organizer, who like me, believes that everyone deserves a say in the direction of our city. She will be committed to closing the achievement gap and ensuring that every child in Boston receives a quality education.”
With two Chinese Americans on the ballot, and both of them with momentum going to the final stretch of 2013 campaign, the first Chinese American Boston City Councillor should emerge in the evening of Nov. 5.