In front of the dozens of people crammed into her Roxbury campaign office, Charlotte Golar Richie delivered an impassioned and confident speech this afternoon in which she addressed criticism of her campaign and confidently declared that she will be Boston’s next mayor.
The address, given over the excited “Charlotte!” chants of her supporters, came just moments after the former state representative received a fresh batch of endorsements from Charles Stith, former US Ambassador to Tanzania; Richard Taylor, a who was Massachusetts’ secretary of transportation under Governor William F. Weld; and Sarah Ann Shaw, the first African-American female television journalist to appear on Boston’s airwaves.
Those endorsements are the latest in what has been a steady stream of current and former elected officials and community leaders who have publicly announced their support for Golar Richie, the race’s only woman and one of six candidates of color, in recent weeks.
“The message is simple.... She’s prepared,” said Stith, who was once senior pastor at Boston’s Union United Methodist Church, before leading a prayer. “And she will keep the promise.”
Speaking for about 15 minutes, Golar Richie said she was honored to have received Stith's endorsement -- recalling the admiration she built for him while attending church services at Union United.
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