Today, Attorney General Maura Healey and Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu announced their endorsement of State Representative Jeffrey Sánchez’s campaign for re-election.

Sánchez, the highest-ranking Latino elected official in Massachusetts, chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, where he is charged with leading the budget process. He is an experienced healthcare policy expert, having worked on legislation ensuring nearly 98% of the state’s population has access to affordable healthcare and passing legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.

“Jeffrey Sánchez stands up for our families every day, protecting access to affordable healthcare, increasing their affordable housing options and working hard to ensure everyone has access to a quality education close to home,” said Attorney General Maura Healey. “He has been a leading partner in making our state a national leader in combating gun violence and helped pass new laws that will help keep our communities safer. Chairman Sánchez has been a tremendous partner for me in government and has a proven record of standing up for our shared values and putting people first. I’m honored to endorse him for reelection as State Representative on September 4.”

“I’ve known Jeff Sanchez to be a mentor for young leaders of color, a champion for progressive candidates, and an accessible public servant who shares my values,” said Councilor Michelle Wu. “His leadership has been critical in fighting for women and families, passing the most comprehensive Paid Family and Medical Leave program in the nation, protecting access to contraceptive coverage and updating MA’s outdated abortion laws to support reproductive choice. I hope you’ll join me in supporting Jeff Sanchez on Tuesday, September 4th.”

“I’m humbled to have the support of two incredible leaders,” said Sánchez. “In this new era of politics, we need to tear down walls and blaze new trails to help people. Attorney General Healey and Councilor Wu are two people I can count on to help deliver on our promises of access to healthcare, affordable housing, and violence prevention. Together, we can push the envelope to ensure justice for all residents.”