State Sen. Joseph Boncore (1st Suffolk and Middlesex) has announced his endorsement of former East Boston resident and community leader David Halbert for Boston City Councilor At-large.
“I am proud to announce my endorsement of David Halbert, candidate for Boston City Council At-Large. David was quick to extend a hand in friendship and partnership after I was elected, and I have enjoyed working with him on behalf of the people of East Boston ever since. He has remained active in civic organizations throughout East Boston, even though he moved to Dorchester, and brings thoughtful leadership and a willingness to work to each one. It is that combination of commitment, hard work, and creativity that we need on the Boston City Council.”, said Senator Boncore.
Mr. Halbert remarked about receiving the Senator’s support, “I am humbled to receive the endorsement of Sen. Boncore, a dedicated public servant, tireless advocate for the communities he represents, and someone I am proud to call a friend. I had the pleasure to work alongside him as a community member and activist when I lived in East Boston, and now I look forward to the opportunity to work with him on behalf of his district, and all of Boston’s neighborhoods, as City Councilor At-large.” David Halbert is a candidate for Boston City Councilor At-large. He has spent over 15 years in public service, most recently with the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office where he served as Deputy Director of Community Affairs. A lifelong public servant and civic activist David has been a staff member for former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and former Boston City Councilors Sam Yoon and John Tobin. David holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Northeastern University. He serves on the boards of East Boston Main Streets and the Piers Park Advisory Council, and is the former Affirmative Action and Outreach Chair of the Ward One Democratic Committee. David lives in Dorchester with his wife Lauren and their two daughters.