Urban League chief endorses O'Toole in D3

The head of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts said last night he is backing John O’Toole in the race to succeed City Councillor Maureen Feeney.

“If you got a problem, he is someone you can go to. He can get it fixed,” Darnell Williams said at a “meet-and-greet” house party for O’Toole hosted by Richard O’Mara and Robert Ferrini in the Cedar Grove neighborhood.

According to the O’Toole camp, Williams added: “So why would a Roxbury guy come all the way down to Dorchester to tell you something many of you already know. I am here because I think it is important. John is the person who will be able to deal with all of the issues across all of Dorchester. That is why I am here. If I did not think that John could do this job better than anybody else, I would not be here.”

The president and CEO of the ULEM, Williams joined the organization in 2001. He was previously a manager at Massachusetts General Hospital and head of the Springfield branch of the NAACP.