Progressive Massachusetts is pleased to announce its endorsement of Jay Livingstone for State Representative in the 8th Suffolk. Mr. Livingstone earned our endorsement largely based on his commitment to progressive values, his tireless work on behalf of progressive challengers like Suzanne Lee and Mac D’Alessandro and the mature, reasoned approach he will take to navigating the difficult task of being a strong progressive in the House. We believe that, over time, Jay Livingstone, will become the kind of leader we need in the progressive caucus.
As a State Representative, Mr. Livingstone’s priorities would include:
Strong public schools – Making sure that every school in this district and in this state provide a quality education for our kids. Strong schools are essential for strong communities. That means more state aid to public schools to fully fund early education, special education and after-school programs.
Restoring funding for vital social services – Reversing the years of cuts to crucial programs that are essential to the most vulnerable in the state. As a prosecutor, Jay saw the devastating effects first-hand – kids falling through the cracks after DCF’s budget was slashed; facing a prosecutor instead of getting the help they needed.
Smart development – Making sure that the development that takes place, that is vital to the district, does so with the community’s interests in mind and preserves the quality and character of the neighborhood.
Mr. Livingstone strongly supports our top priorities – substantial new revenue raised progressively and Election Day Registration as part of a larger election reform package.
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