Ward Committee Endorsements for September Primary

At the completion of the candidates’ forum on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, the Ward 19 Democratic Committee voted to endorse the following candidates for contested races in the September 8 Democratic primary:

  • Senator, Second Suffolk: Sonia Rosa Chang-Díaz
  • Representative, Eleventh Suffolk: Elizabeth A. Malia
  • Sheriff, Suffolk County: Steven W. Tompkins

Reminder: The primary is on Thursday this year, on the week of Labor Day. It is also opening day for Boston Public Schools.

Two Important Events: Candidates’ Forum and Committee Fundraiser

The Boston Ward 11 and 19 Democratic Committees will hold a candidates’ forum so that you can be informed about contested races in the September 8 primary election:

  • Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
  • Location: Farnsworth House, 90 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • All candidates “meet and greet” 5:30-6:00
  • Candidate forum for contested races 6:30-8:30
  • Contested races: Suffolk County Sheriff, Suffolk County Register of Deeds, Second Suffolk State Senator, and Eleventh Suffolk State Representative.

The Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee fundraiser will feature Jimmy Tingle with his humorous observations of the current political season:

  • Date Monday, October 17, 2016
  • Location: Doyle’s Cafe Back Room, 3484 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Minimum requested donation: $25.00. Please contact the ward committee at info@bostonward19dems.org. Members of the committee will have tickets for sale.
  • The presentation will begin at 6:30. The Ward Committee will provide appetizers, and you can order drinks.

Remembering a Special Colleague: Howard Leibowitz


Our friend Howard Leibowitz, former Ward 19 Co-Chair, and a true friend of the City of Boston, passed away this past Sunday, December 27, 2015. Howard was a true leader for the City of Boston  who cared for all Boston, and he will truly be missed.

Please click here to read tributes and remembrances to Howard, and to leave personal messages.

Funeral services and burial are private at the request of the family. A public Memorial Service for Howard’s friends and colleagues will be announced shortly.

Ward 19 Democratic Committee Congratulates Its Endorsed Candidates for Boston City Election!

After the candidates’ forum on Monday, October 19, the committee met and voted the following endorsements. All were subsequently elected to the Boston City Council on November 3.

For Councillor-at-Large:

  • Annissa Essaibi-George
  • Ayanna Pressley
  • Michelle Wu

For District City Couincillor:

  • Ward 4: Andrea Campbell
  • Ward 6: Matt O’Malley

Ward 19 Committee supports We The People Act

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee, at its the July 6, 2015 meeting, voted to support the We The People Act, and to commit to activities to further passage of the act.

The We the People Act is a joint resolution pending in the Massachusetts legislature, introduced by Sen. James Eldridge and Rep. Cory Atkins, that does two things:

  • First, it calls on Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution asserting that
    1. the rights protected by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons, i.e. human individuals, only and
    2. Congress and the states shall place limits on political contributions and expenditures to ensure that all citizens have access to the political process, and the spending of money to influence elections is not protected free speech under the First Amendment
  • Second, if Congress fails to propose such an amendment within six months, the We the People Act puts Massachusetts on record calling for a convention of the states for the purpose of proposing the amendment.

For full details, please visit http://www.wethepeoplemass.org.