Endorsements

Mike is proud to have the official support of the following elected officials and organizations.

MA AG Maura Healey and Mike Kelley, Candidate for Boston City Council District 2

“The people of District 2 have a chance to elect a Councilor who shares our values and will work tirelessly with partners across government to address the challenges we face and the many opportunities before us. As City Councilor, Mike Kelley will bring people, organizations and government together to find solutions that help everyone and I look forward to working in partnership with him.”

Maura Healey
Massachusetts Attorney General

Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry and Mike Kelley

“I am supporting Mike Kelley because he’s my friend and he understands the housing needs of every Bostonian.  Growing up, Mike learned firsthand living in public housing how meaningful and transformative these programs are to families and children.  I saw his passion, commitment and dedication to service as the Director of Boston’s Rental Housing Center, where Mike worked hand-in-hand with tenants and homeowners in Boston to make sure their needs were met.”

Linda Dorcena-Forry
Massachusetts State Senator

Senator Joe Boncore and Mike Kelley

“Mike understands the need for more rapid and reliable transportation.  The neighborhoods of District 2 are some of the fastest growing residential and commercial areas in the entire city.  We need to be doing all we can to make sure people can efficiently and quickly get around our city. I know Mike will advocate for this in the Council and will work with the state authorities to get it done.”

Joe Boncore
Massachusetts State Senator

Rep. Aaron Michlewitz and Mike Kelley

“I need a partner to work side-by-side with in District 2.  One who has shown throughout his years in public service that he prioritizes constituent services, and bringing individuals and groups together to solve problems.  I can think of no better partner than Mike Kelley, which is why I am endorsing his candidacy.”

Aaron Michlewitz
Massachusetts State Representative

Rep. Byron Rushing and Mike Kelley at the MA State House

“Mike has been a champion for this community since he was first its Community Liaison back in the mid-to-late 90’s.  He has been an unrelenting advocate for this neighborhood, and has worked tirelessly to make sure all residents felt welcome and safe here.  Given our national political climate, it is more important than ever that we elect individuals who are focused on bringing us together and not tearing us apart.  Mike Kelley is absolutely one of those individuals, and that is why I am supporting him.”

Byron Rushing
Massachusetts State Representative

World No TB day at the Massachusetts Statehouse, March 26, 2013

“I’m supporting Mike’s candidacy for District 2 because he has the knowledge and experience to be a strong voice for each and every one of his constituents.  Having someone with his record for advocacy on the Council will provide a much-needed boost to many of the residents in each of the District’s diverse neighborhoods.”

Jeffrey Sanchez
Massachusetts State Representative

Representative Mike Moran endorses Mike Kelley for District 2 City Council

“I’m endorsing Mike Kelley for District 2 because he understands the importance of making our city more affordable for working women, men and families. These residents are part of the lifeblood of our neighborhoods, and it is essential that we keep our city affordable so that they can continue to grow and thrive here.  Between growing up in a public housing in a union family, and later serving nearly ten years as a union member himself, Mike understands that we need to develop more workforce housing.  He will work every day to create more good paying jobs, and will be a champion for working families on the City Council.”

Mike Moran 
Massachusetts State Representative

State Rep. Liz Malia

“For nearly 30 years Mike Kelley has been on the front lines fighting to protect and promote individual’s civil rights. He has marched on Washington and organized for the Human Rights Campaign. And as the Mayor’s Liaison to the LGBTQ Community, he passionately fought for benefits for City employees in domestic partnerships, and marriage equality.  I know that as City Councilor, Mike will bring the same passion and determination in his work and advocacy for all of District 2.”

Liz Malia 
Massachusetts State Representative

Victory Fund Endorsement