Endorsements2018-10-24T12:26:59+00:00

I am proud to have earned widespread support throughout the Commonwealth from Elected Officials, Unions, and Progressive Groups. Below, you can take a look at who has joined the team. Let’s Aim High!

Elected Officials

44th President of the United States - Barack Obama

“At a time when too many working families are being left behind, Jay is unafraid to stand up and fight for a government that works for everybody. He has the leadership experience to deliver on an ambitious agenda, including a transportation system that people can rely on and an education system that gives every child the high-quality public education they deserve. The people of Massachusetts would be well-served by Jay Gonzalez.”

Boston City Councilor At-Large - Michelle Wu

“Over the past year on the campaign trail, Jay has proven to me his commitment to tackling our generational challenges head-on.”

State Senator - Jamie Eldridge

“I have seen him energize activists in my district with his progressive vision, and believe he would be a transformational Governor.”

Mayor of Framingham - Yvonne Spicer

“I’m enthusiastically supporting Jay Gonzalez because I know he’s committed to investing in a public education system that serves every child in the state regardless of what neighborhood they live in. ”

State Senator - Eric Lesser

“Jay is ambitious about the agenda that we need to make sure all corners of the Commonwealth, especially Western Massachusetts, get the respect and attention and investment we need.”

Boston City Councilor - Lydia Edwards

“Too many families are struggling to find safe, accessible, and affordable housing, and Jay has the experience and vision to change that.”

Mayor of Northampton - David Narkewicz

“He understands the importance of supporting local school districts and public higher education, building affordable housing, and investing in regional transit, rail, and our crumbling transportation infrastructure.”

Mayor of Cambridge - Marc McGovern

“Jay has the values that a progressive state like Massachusetts needs, especially during this contentious and turbulent time in our country.”

State Senate President - Karen Spilka

“Now more than ever before, we need a Governor that will fight for everyone in the state, and that’s why I am thrilled to support his candidacy.”

Boston City Councilor - Kim Janey

“Through his ambitious early education and criminal justice reform plans, Jay will work hard to close the opportunity and achievement gaps that so many families in communities across Boston face.”

State Senator - Sonia Chang-Diaz

“Jay understands that those early years of a child’s life are one of the most powerful assets that we have for economic justice and for continued prosperity.”

State Senator - Julian Cyr

“Jay really understands how state government works, and he’ll be able to hit the ground running.”

Boston City Councilor At-Large - Annissa Essaibi George

“As a parent and former Boston public school teacher, I’m with Jay because of his unwavering commitment to providing every child in our state access to a great public education.”

Boston City Councilor - Matt O'Malley

“His pledge to make Massachusetts the first state with carbon pricing and usher in green energy jobs will make our commonwealth an environmental leader and pave the way for the rest of the nation.”

State Senator - Barbara L'Italien

“I’m an enthusiastic and early supporter of Jay because I believe in his progressive vision for Massachusetts.”

Boston City Councilor - Ed Flynn

State Senator - Anne Gobi

“Supporting public education and making sure all students have the chance for success regardless of their zip code is something Jay Gonzalez and I agree on, and I want to partner with him to make that a reality.”

Senate President Emerita - Harriette Chandler

“It has never been more important for Massachusetts to demonstrate progressive leadership. Jay will be that leader with his proven record.”

State Senator - Marc Pacheco

“Jay understands the economic issues that face working families and I know that he will fight for the ‘little guy.'”

State Senator - Cindy Friedman

State Senator - Michael Moore

“From Boston to the Berkshires, Jay Gonzalez will be the Governor that brings our commonwealth together for a better tomorrow.”

State Representative - Mike Connolly

“I am proud to endorse Jay Gonzalez for Governor because he is the candidate best positioned to make good on a bold, progressive agenda.”

State Senator - Adam Hinds

State Senator - Will Brownsberger

Jay Gonzalez is the real deal. He understands government; he cares about people; he knows how to get things done. He’ll be a great Governor.”

State Representative - Kay Khan

“I support Jay Gonzalez because he is committed to universal health care, including mental health services; expanding and improving public transportation; and implementing meaningful environmental protection and reform.”

State Senator - Cynthia Creem

“We need someone, like Jay, who is willing to address the underlying issues in our justice system. There are 23,000 people incarcerated in Massachusetts today, Jay will fight for them and a more just system.”

State Representative - Ruth Balser

“Jay Gonzalez brings compassion, commitment, and leadership. That’s why I’m supporting Jay!”

State Representative - Daniel Donahue

“Jay Gonzalez is a champion for the working class and will fight for families on Beacon Hill.”

State Representative - Tricia Farley-Bouvier

Both a Progressive and a pragmatist, I know Jay will innovate and find new ways to move the Commonwealth forward.

State Representative - Paul Mark

State Representative - Sean Garballey

“He recognizes the imperative of investing in public transportation. He sees improving public transportation as a civil rights issue, an economic issue, and an environmental issue.”

State Representative - Dylan Fernandes

“Jay understands the unique challenges we face on the Cape and Islands around housing affordability, environmental stewardship, and the opioid epidemic.”

State Representative - Carmine Gentile

Former MA Treasurer - Steve Grossman

“Jay was a passionate and effective advocate for progressive values and policies.”

State Auditor - Suzanne Bump

“Jay has a vision of what our state can be and what it needs to be if we are to progress educationally, socially, and economically.”

State Representative - Natalie Higgins

Jay genuinely cares about people and will offer real leadership. Jay genuinely cares about people and will offer real leadership. I am excited to work with Jay to bring down the cost of public higher education and take on the student debt crisis.

State Representative - Denise Provost

State Representative - Jack Lewis

“Governor Baker has dragged his feet on issues affecting our communities for too long. I’m supporting Jay because we need change in the Governor’s office.”

State Representative - Gerry Cassidy

State Representative - Mary Keefe

We need to keep Massachusetts moving as a progressive state, leading by example for our nation, and Jay is the one to lead us.

State Representative - Jay Livingstone

State Representative - Adrian Madaro

State Representative - John Mahoney

State Representative - James O'Day

State Representative - Jerry Parisella

State Representative - Sarah Peake

State Representative - John Scibak

Unions and Organizations

American Federation of Teachers - MA

“Jay will be a fierce advocate for our students and teachers on Beacon Hill. He knows that the status quo isn’t working for Massachusetts students, and he has an aspirational vision for an education system that gives every student the resources they need to succeed.”

SEIU NAGE

“[Jay] values state workers and is offering an ambitious agenda to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.”

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 35

“Jay Gonzalez has fought alongside labor and has proven he would be a leader and advocate for workers’ rights as Governor.”

OPEIU Local 453 - MBTA Management Union

“We’re supporting Jay because he knows that government exists for the betterment of all its citizens, not just a chosen few.”