The state primary is being held on Tuesday, September 1st. There are several primary elections across Suffolk County for the House of Representatives.
2nd Suffolk: Daniel J. Ryan v. Damali Vidot
In Charlestown and Chelsea, incumbent Daniel J. Ryan is being challenged by Damali Vidot. Ryan has been endorsed by the ALF-CIO, Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz. Vidot is a Chelsea City Councilor and professional public speaker. Born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, she has been endorsed by Sunrise Boston.
12th Suffolk: Cameron Charbonnier v. Stephanie Everett v. Jovan Lacet v. Brandy Fluker Oakley
An open seat in the 12th Suffolk, which covers parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park, and Milton, is being contested by four candidates. Three are attorneys: Stephanie Everett, Jovan Lacet, and Brandy Fluker Oakley, while the fourth, Cameron Charbonnier, works for the City of Boston. Laclet ran in the previous two elections against retiring incumbent Dan Cullinane. In addition to being a lawyer, Lacet is a former Boston police officer and Marine. He has been endorsed by former candidate Jean Claude Sanon.
Charbonnier works in the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment as the director of strategic initiatives. He has been endorsed by Teamsters Local 25, Sheet Metal Workers Local 17, and the Boston Carmern's Union Local 589. Everett ran against Cullinane in 2013 and worked as a legislative aide for Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz In addition to Chang-Diaz, Everett has been endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103 and the Ward 17 Democratic Committee. Oakley leads the Boston branch of Educators for Excellence Boston, an education reform nonprofit. She has been endorsed by the Boston Teachers Union, SEUI Local 509, and the Sierra Club.
14th Suffolk: Robert Consalvo v. Duckens Petit-Mantre v. Gretchen Van Ness
In the 14th Suffolk, which covers parts of Hyde Park, Readville, Roslindale, and West Roxbury, incumbent Rob Consalvo is being challenged by Duckens Petit-Maitre and Gretchen Van Ness. Consalvo previously served on the Boston City Council and has been endorsed by Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12, the Massachusetts and Northern New England Laborers' District Council, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103. Petit-Maitre, a Haitian immigrant, has earned an associate degree in Criminal Justice from Bunker Hill Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from Newbury College. Van Ness is an attorney and advocate. She has been endorsed by 350 Mass Action and Progressive West Roxbury / Roslindale.
16th Suffolk: Jessica Giannino v. Joseph Gravellese
North of the city, parts of Chelsea, Revere, and Saugus will vote in the 16th Suffolk primary. Revere City Councilor At-Large Jessica Giannino is stepping down from her seat on the city council, which she has held since 2012, to run for higher office. Her endorsements include Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus, and Teamsters Local 25. She is facing Joe Gravellese, a Revere native and former aide to Representative Lori Ehrlich and Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo. He has been endorsed by the Massachusetts Teachers Association, Iron Workers Local 7, and the Bay State Stonewall Democrats.
17th Suffolk: Kevin Honan v. Jordan Meehan
In Alston and Brighton, 17th Suffolk District incumbent Kevin Honan is facing challenger Jordan Meehan. Honan has served in the House since 1987 and is currently the chairman of the Joint Committee on Housing. He has been endorsed by Boston City Councilor at Large Annissa Essaibi George, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, and the AFL-CIO. Meehan works with the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth and is an environmental activist. The Victory Fund, the Sierra Club, and Massachusetts Peace Alliance have all endorsed him.