My name is Erin Murphy and I am running for an at-Large seat on the Boston City Council. Please follow me on social media, where I update residents several times a day about my campaign and my vision and priorities for our City.
There is a place for you in my campaign because there is a place for you in Boston. Wherever you are, from Readville to Aberdeen, from Maverick Square to Holy Name, and whenever you or your family arrived here, whether a hundred years ago or last month — YOU ARE NEEDED and you are why Boston will recover and succeed, better than ever, in the months ahead.
I am running for City Council because, now more than ever, Boston needs leaders who understand how urgent it is that we get
— Our local businesses up and thriving again,
— Our kids and teachers safely back in classrooms,
— And our good jobs back to stay.
I was born and raised in Dorchester and am happy that my three children, along with most of my extended family, live here too. I attended Boston Public and Catholic schools, and am a proud alum of our state school system: UMass Boston and Fitchburg State University. My children are also graduates of Boston Public and Catholic Schools, and are benefitting from our excellent public college system.
I am a veteran Boston Public School teacher and special education coordinator. Twenty-five years in Boston classrooms means your children are my kids too. I have watched your children grow up. I meet your kids on the campaign trail all the time, and I remember them as five year olds, walking into our classroom for the first time, full of hope and promise. Supporting and understanding You, your children, and your families has been my job for decades, and THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE. I will bring the same commitment and caring to my job as City Councilor as I did to the classroom every day, DETERMINED to be a leader who helps all of us thrive.
And we need that commitment and determination on the City Council now. Our city is hurting. Bringing Boston back from the pandemic and its after-effects may be the greatest challenge we have ever faced.
But I know this City. I know our families and our young people. I know our teachers and first responders and nurses. I know our mail carriers and our sanitation workers and our restaurant owners. 50 years living and raising a family in Dorchester has taught me a lot, but the most important lesson I’ve learned about Boston is this: We keep going. We do our best. We aren’t afraid to stand up and work hard. Whether it’s shoveling out after a blizzard, raising money for a family in need, or committing ourselves to peace after an attack, Boston people take care of each other and our own.
However, there are obstacles in the way of our recovery as a City. The biggest one is disunity. There is too much distrust, too much finger-pointing, and too much unwillingness to work together.
All of us in Boston are facing similar struggles, with remote learning, with isolation and health concerns, with paying our monthly bills, and with believing that the future will be better.
That’s why I believe we have to come together as a City and meet these challenges TOGETHER. I will work in good faith with every person and group who believes, like I do, that we have more in common than not. That what makes us different should make us stronger, bringing us together, not separating us.
If you believe, as I do, that Boston needs leaders on the City Council who understand how urgent it is that we start working together to bring Boston back, JOIN ME.
* Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Tell me what YOU want from City government. Your ideas for Bringing Boston Back.
We will do it. TOGETHER.
I am asking for your support today, and I will ask for it again in the months ahead. I need YOU. Your good ideas, your time, and most of all, your willingness to join me in WORKING TOGETHER to BRING BOSTON BACK.
Thank you, and I hope to see and talk to you personally (but safely!) soon about Boston’s bright future.
If you believe, as I do, that Boston needs leaders in City Hall who understand how urgent it is that we get our businesses up and thriving again, our kids safely back in classrooms, and our good jobs back to stay, JOIN ME.
Together we will bring common sense solutions to our common purpose: Bringing Boston Back.