Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Political Action Committee (MWPC PAC) has announced their endorsement of Chelsea City Councilor Judith García in the race for the 11th Suffolk district’s state representative seat.
MWPC PAC is dedicated to increasing the amount of women in office. Women are drastically underrepresented at the state level in Massachusetts. Just 12 out of 40 state senators and 38 out of 160 state representatives are women, meaning that women account for 25 percent of the state legislature despite making up more than half of the population. Massachusetts currently ranks 24 out of 50 for the percentage of women in the state legislature.
Garcia was the first woman and the first Latina to be elected to the Chelsea City Council in 2015, to which she has been re-elected four times. During her tenure on the city council, she has prioritized issues that disproportionately impact women and girls, such as providing rental assistance and mortgage relief, cracking down on wage theft, assisting female business owners, and educating Chelsea Public Schools students about public service careers. García also sits on the board of Chelsea’s HarborCOV domestic abuse shelter.
“It is an incredible honor to stand shoulder to shoulder with my sisters in service as I receive MWPC PAC’s endorsement,” García said of the endorsement. “Their mission and work is awe-inspiring, and I look forward to collaborating with them in the future.” News of this endorsement comes after García received the endorsement of Chelsea City Councilor Tanairi Garcìa; Chelsea School Committee Chair Kelly García; and Chelsea School Committee Members Yssenia Alfaro, Claryangeliz Covas, and Kati Cabral; received official support from SEIU Local 888, and took Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s Pressley Policy Pledge.
García is the only woman running for state representative in 11th Suffolk. She faces two opponents in the Democratic Primary, which will be on September 6, 2022.
Learn more at electjudithgarcia.com.