Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale isn't endorsing any candidates in the 14th Suffolk state-rep race (Hyde Park, Roslindale and West Roxbury), because neither of the progressive candidates - Gretchen Van Ness and Segun Idowu - were able to get the required 60% of the vote at a recent endorsement meeting.
We do, however, believe that either of them can win this race. Both Gretchen and Segun have been campaigning vigorously for months, generating engagement on the issues; they report hearing enormous interest in fresh, responsive leadership.
The two are running against the state's longest-serving state rep., Angelo Scaccia, in the Sept. 4 primary. Also on the ballot: Virak Uy (who ran against Scaccia two years ago) and Christopher Nzenwa.