BOSTON – In a year that continues to see more women from diverse backgrounds run for political office at all levels, the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Political Action Committee (MWPC PAC) proudly extends its congratulations to our twenty-four endorsed candidates (of twenty eight candidates with preliminaries) on their victories.

The hard work and commitment the endorsed candidates put into their campaigns was outstanding and their success will impact public policy across the state. This year, more women than ever before sought out the support of the MWPC PAC and the endorsements across Massachusetts included races for Mayor, City Council, and School Committee Offices.

“We are making great strides towards gender parity as 24 out of 28 MWPC PAC endorsed candidates with preliminaries advance to the general election” said Amy Diamond, MWPC PAC Co-Chair. “With Massachusetts sitting at 27th in the nation for representation of women in elected office, there is still a tremendous amount of work to be done, and we look forward to the future successes of this incredible group of women.”

The MWPC PAC congratulates the following women on their preliminary victories:

Mayoral Office:

  • Sheila Gilmour – Mayor of Greenfield
  • Linda M. Tyer – Mayor of Pittsfield
  • Yolanda Cancel – Mayor of Springfield

City Council:

  • Kris Silverstein – Beverly City Council, Ward 3
  • Annissa Essaibi-George – Boston City Council At-Large (Re-Endorsement)
  • Michelle Wu – Boston City Council At-Large (Re-Endorsement)
  • Alejandra St. Guillen – Boston City Council At-Large
  • Julia Mejia – Boston City Council At-Large
  • Kim Janey – Boston City Council, District 7 (Re-Endorsement)
  • Priscilla Kenzie Bok – Boston City Council, District 8 (Democrat)
  • Jennifer Ann Nassour – Boston City Council, District 8 (Republican)
  • Liz Breadon – Boston City Council, District 9
  • Natasha S. Megie-Maddrey – Lynn City Council, Ward 4
  • Cinda Danh – Lynn City Council, Ward 6
  • Nicole Morell – Medford City Council
  • Kathryn “Kathy” Winters – Newton City Council, Ward 5
  • Rachel Maiore – Northampton City Council, Ward 7
  • Dina Guiel Lampiasi – Pittsfield City Council, Ward 6 (Re-Endorsement)
  • Dimple J. Rana – Revere City Council At-Large
  • Alice R. Merkl – Salem City Council At-Large
  • Jynai McDonald – Springfield City Council, Ward 4 (Re-Endorsement)

School Committee

  • Kristin Pangallo – Salem School Committee
  • Sarah Phillips – Somerville School Committee, Ward 3
  • Chantel Bethea – Worcester School Committee

About the MWPC PAC:
The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Political Action Committee (MWPC PAC) is a non-partisan organization that recruits, trains and seeks to elect qualified women to public office in order to achieve political parity. Our goal is to offer programs to increase the interest of women of all ages in the political process and help them to be successful in the political arena.