City’s first African-American female council president cites Collins’ record on equality, housing, transportation

BOSTON, Mass., April 10, 2018 – City Council President Andrea Campbell has endorsed Nick Collins in the race for senator of the First Suffolk District.

“Nick Collins has a firm grasp on the needs of our district, our city and our state,” said Campbell, who in January became the first African-American woman to become Boston City Council president. “He’s a staunch advocate for his constituents and has been a leader on many key issues, including housing, transit improvement, economic equality and public safety. I’m proud to endorse Nick as our next state senator and look forward to continuing to work with him to improve the quality of life for us all.”

Campbell, 35, was born and raised in Boston and, like Collins, is a graduate of Boston Latin School. She has degrees from Princeton University and UCLA School of Law and served as deputy legal counsel to former Gov. Deval Patrick. She was elected to the council in 2015.

Collins has worked with Campbell on a variety of issues, including criminal justice reform, transportation, housing, public safety, the opioid epidemic and gender pay equality.

“It’s an honor to have the support of Council President Campbell,” Collins said. “She exhibits exemplary leadership qualities: commitment to constituents, unmatched work ethic, compassion and a desire to collaborate with all stakeholders. Working alongside such a great emerging leader is a privilege and together we can and will build a better Boston for us all.”

In addition to Campbell, Collins has been endorsed by former Sen. Linda Dorcena-Forry, Rep. Dan Hunt, Suffolk Sheriff Steve Tompkins and the Ward 15 Democratic Committee.