Vote: 10th Suffolk State Rep Special Election Primary on May 2

The special election Democratic Party primary on May 2 will determine the next 10th Suffolk State Rep.

No other party has any candidates to replace Ed Coppinger, who stepped down from the position. So it's between Jamaica Plain's Celia Segel, Roslindale's Rob Orthman, and West Roxbury's Bill MacGregor. The majority of district is in West Roxbury, but there is a good amount in Roslindale, Jamaica Plain and Brookline. The district includes 15 precincts in West Roxbury, and nine precincts between Roslindale, JP, and Brookline. After redistricting, part of Jamaica Plain became part of the district.

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Dueling Endorsements for 10th Suffolk Rep Candidates

The three candidates for the special election to fill the 10th Suffolk District representative seat are gathering endorsements, and one candidate has drawn the ire from local progressive groups. First former state rep Liz Malia endorsed Bill MacGregor. Then current 15th Suffolk District state rep Sam MontaƱo endorsed Rob Orthman. And Celia Segel picked up the endorsement of state Sen. Cynthia Creem (D-1st Middlesex and Norfolk). Also, on Thursday the steering committee of the JP Progressives group, a local chapter of Massachusetts Progressives, recommended Orthman over Segel for the May 2 special election.

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Q&A: Rep Candidate Orthman Would Fight for Affordable Childcare, Face Rising Costs for Seniors, and Stabilize MBTA

Roslindale resident Rob Orthman is one of three candidates vying for the 10th Suffolk County District representative seat being vacated. Orthman spoke with Jamaica Plain News about stabilizing the MBTA, fighting for public education, affordable housing, and more. All three candidates are Democrats, and would face off in a May 2 Democratic primary. The winner will advance to a May 30 special election, to face any other party's nominee or independent candidates, of which there are none so far. Q: What neighborhood do you live in?

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Four Candidates So Far for Special Election to Fill 10th Suffolk District Seat

Four Democratic candidates have filed paperwork to run for the 10th Suffolk County District rep seat after Rep. Ed Coppinger announced he'd be leaving the job. After redistricting, a small part of Jamaica Plain became part of the 10th Suffolk District. The majority of the 10th Suffolk District is in West Roxbury, Roslindale, and a little in Brookline. The four candidates are Roslindale resident Robert Orthman, Jamaica Plain's Garrett Casey, and West Roxbury residents William MacGregor, and David Giordano. All four are Democrats, so they would face off in a May 2 Democratic primary.

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