Longtime state Rep. Liz Malia has two challengers this Election Day, one who has run for several positions in the last few years, and another running for elected office for the first time.
Malia (D-11th Suffolk) was first elected to the Massachusetts in House of Representatives in 1998, and she remains very active in the community and the State House. She hosts things such as hot dog nights at the Boston Housing Authority's South Street apartments, and co-sponsoring and participating on a panel at the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers annual Legislative Education and Advocacy Day. As the assistant vice chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means she is also part of the House leadership. That led to her recently being criticized for not forcing a public vote on immigration protections in the House budget. Not having those provisions included greatly disappointed Malia, as she fought to include them in the budget.
Charles Clemons Muhammad has run for several positions in recent years. He previously ran for the 11th Suffolk District seat in 2016 and lost after netting 28 percent of the vote. He ran for the Boston City Council District 7 seat in 2015 and lost after getting 17 percent of the vote. He also ran for mayor in 2013. One of his agenda items is making the city more affordable for elderly residents.
This is Ture Turnbull's first foray running for office. Among his agenda items are Medicare for all and a single payer healthcare system.
So who has your vote?