State Representative Nick Collins will back Councilor John R. Connolly to become Boston’s next mayor.
The support from Collins, who represents South Boston and a part of Dorchester, could help bolster Connolly’s chances in those key neighborhoods as he seeks to court voters across the city, beyond his West Roxbury base.
Collins is scheduled to announce the endorsement at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in front of the Perry K-8 School in South Boston.
“He’s the right person for the job at this time and place in our city’s history,” Collins said by phone Wednesday evening.
He said Connolly has shown courage and leadership as a city councilor and has been “laser-focused on improving the quality of schools in Boston, is committed to providing the public safety resources needed to keep our communities safe, and is committed to working on development issues to help improve quality of life in South Boston.”
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