The ward committee endorsed Silbert for her strong progressive values and her impressive capability to turn her vision for positive change into reality, as evidenced by her work in founding the Center for Women and Enterprise, now one of the most highly regarded non-profits for entrepreneurship training and jobs creation in the country. Lesley Phillips, Ward 6 Chair, commented, Im excited to see the committee endorse such an inspiring and admirable woman as Andrea. Her background in spreading entrepreneurship and aiding job creation in Massachusetts will be of great value to the Democratic ticket in November. Silbert must win the Lieutenant Governors Democratic primary on September 19th to be placed on the Democratic ticket in November.
Note: many ward committees across Massachusetts do not as a rule endorse candidates for office. However, endorsement by ward committees is explicitly allowed, even encouraged, in the Massachusetts Democrats Party Charter (which can be obtained by contacting your local ward or town committee, or viewed at www.massdems.org). The Cambridge Ward Six Committee feels that the contested state-wide races this year merit endorsement by the committee. The Ward 6 Committee had previously endorsed John Bonifaz for Secretary of the Commonwealth, and is presently considering an endorsement in the Governor’s race.