2014 Endorsements

On July 9, the Ward 21 Democratic Committee met to consider endorsements for contested races in the 2014 Democratic primary. After thoughtful discussion, we voted to endorse:

Members cited Warren Tolman's progressive record, including strong support for women's reproductive rights and leadership on environmental protection; his demonstrated commitment to campaign finance reform; and his plans for the Attorney General's office, including increasing efforts to combat gun violence and sexual assault on college campuses.

No other candidates received enough votes for the Committee's endorsement, but in the other statewide races, our votes were similar to the Democratic state convention, with Steve Grossman placing first for Governor, Steve Kerrigan for Lieutenant Governor, and Deb Goldberg for Treasurer.

We encourage our community to visit warrentolman.com and votestevetompkins.com to learn more about our endorsed candidates and then vote for them on Tuesday, September 9.

Committee members and friends with Warren Tolman in Ward 21 this spring

Summer Social

The Ward 21 Democratic Committee kicked off this summer with our third annual Summer Social on June 24. Thanks to everybody who participated, especially our special guests former Governor and Mrs. Dukakis!

We were also joined by many campaign representatives and the following candidates and elected officials:

Thanks to our event sponsors for their contributions of $50 or more:
  • State Senator Will Brownsberger
  • State Senator Sal DiDomenico
  • State Representative Kevin Honan
  • Governor's Councilor Marilyn Petitto Devaney
  • Candidate for Sheriff Jerry Goodwin
  • Andrew Slade

See more photos from the event on our facebook page.

Summer Social on June 24!

Join the Boston Ward 21 Democratic Committee,
elected officials, Democratic candidates,
and our special guest
former Governor Michael Dukakis
for our
3rd Annual Summer Social

Tuesday, June 24
7:00pm - 9:00 pm

Scoozi restaurant
580 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, just west of Kenmore Square
(By the Blandford stop on the B line, or a short walk from Kenmore)

Appetizers and soft drinks, Cash bar

$10 per person
Contributions can be made at the event in cash (up to $50) or check, or online

RSVP by email or on facebook

May 19 Meeting with Candidates for Treasurer and Register of Probate

At our May meeting, we will meet with the final candidate for Treasurer:

And candidates for Suffolk County Register of Probate:
  • David Keenan
  • Marty Keogh
  • John Sepulveda

Monday, May 19
Brighton Library meeting room, 40 Academy Hill Road

April 28 Meeting with Candidates for Lieutenant Governor and Treasurer

In April, we will meet with two candidates for Lieutenant Governor:

Two candidates for Treasurer:

And two candidates for Governor's Council (district 3):

Monday, April 28
Brighton Library meeting room, 40 Academy Hill Road

And save the date for our next meeting, tentatively planned for May 19.

March 24 Meeting with Candidates for Attorney General and Sheriff

Come to our next meeting to hear from both candidates for Attorney General:

And the candidates for Suffolk County Sheriff:

Monday, March 24
Brighton Library meeting room, 40 Academy Hill Road

The speakers will be in the first hour of the meeting, followed by Committee business at 7:00.

Also save the date for our next meeting being planned for April 28.

Caucus to Elect Ward 21 Delegates to Massachusetts Democratic Convention

The Massachusetts Democratic Convention will be held on June 13-14 at the DCU Center in Worcester. At the convention, delegates will vote on Democratic candidates for statewide office, and each candidate must receive at least 15% of the vote to be on the primary ballot in September.

Over the next several weeks, wards and towns around Massachusetts will hold caucuses to elect our delegates to the Convention.

Boston Ward 21 Democratic caucus
Saturday, February 22
In the Brighton Library meeting room, 40 Academy Hill Road

10:30am Registration opens
11:00am Caucus begins
11:15am Registration closes

Ward 21 can elect 25 delegates (12 male, 12 female, 1 either male or female) and 4 alternates (2 male, 2 female) to the Convention. All who are registered as Democrats in Ward 21 by January 31 are eligible to vote in the caucus and run to be delegates. Boston residents can check their registration here. Candidates for delegate must attend the caucus to be considered, except active members of the Armed Services.

Delegates must pay a convention registration fee by April 11 ($50 for senior/student/disabled delegates, $75 for others) unless they receive a fee waiver.

Some who are not elected as delegates or alternates at the caucus are eligible to apply to be add-on delegates: youths (age 18-35), minorities, or people with disabilities. Others who want to attend the convention may be able to participate as a volunteer.

If you have further questions, email us.