Sunday, June 16, 2024

The candidates endorsed for the 2018-20 City Council by Our Revolution Cambridge are Dennis Carlone, Jan Devereux, Sumbul Siddiqui, Vatsady Sivongxay and Quinton Zondervan.

Our Revolution Cambridge, the local chapter of a political movement springing from Bernie Sanders’ run for president, announced its endorsements Thursday of five candidates for election to the City Council in Nov. 7 voting: incumbents Dennis Carlone and Jan Devereux and challengers Sumbul Siddiqui, Vatsady Sivongxay and Quinton Zondervan.

“We look forward to working with them to support affordable housing, to stop displacement and gentrification, to foster job growth, to combat climate change, to promote bicycle safety and to make Cambridge a safe and secure city for all by combating racism and bigotry,” Our Revolution Cambridge said in a press release.

“We are fortunate in Cambridge to have a large and unprecedentedly progressive field running for City Council this year. Many won significant support among our members,” the group said, explaining that endorsements were the result of candidates reaching a “stringent” test of two-thirds majority approval in an organization-wide vote this month.

The endorsements were identical to those of the Cambridge Residents Alliance, with none in common with those from A Better Cambridge.

The five local candidates join another 40 nationwide endorsed this year by the national Our Revolution organization, the group said, pointing to Randall Woodfin, who became the youngest mayor of Birmingham, Ala., this month, defeating a 10-year incumbent; and endorsees who are leading after mayoral primaries for Albuquerque, N.M., and Los Angeles. Last year, the group backed Mike Connolly, who unseated Tim Toomey as state representative.

This post took significant amounts of material from a press release.