Chang-Diaz backs Everett, citing her life experience

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz offered a strong endorsement of Stephanie Everett last week.

“Stephanie was on my very first State Senate staff, serving as deputy chief of staff when I came to Beacon Hill back in 2009 and since then she has gone on to help lead a state executive branch department, serve on city boards and commissions, and fight for her values as a mother, lawyer, and neighbor,” the senator said in a statement. 

“With her experience travelling from being a homeless, single mother to the halls of Beacon Hill, Stephanie has a unique perspective and approach to policy-making that will make her a powerful advocate for the people of the 12th Suffolk District.

“I am extremely proud to endorse her for state representative.”

Everett has also received endorsements from the Ward 17 Democratic Committee, the Boston Building Trades and Boston Carpenters unions, IBEW Local 103, and Pipefitters Local 537. 

The past few weeks have also brought a slew of endorsements of Fluker Oakley. She has scored endorsements from Boston City Councillor Annissa Essaibi-George, state Rep. Bill Driscoll, former state Rep. Royal Bolling Jr., and the state’s leading pro-choice political group, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts. 

She also received notable endorsements from Rep. Chynah Tyler, Sunrise Boston and the Sierra Club, SEIU Local 509, Boston Teachers Union, and the Massachusetts Teachers Association.