Congresswoman Pressley Endorses Katjana

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Endorses Katjana

U.S. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, who represents Massachusetts’ 7th District, has endorsed City Councilor Katjana Ballantyne to be the next Mayor of Somerville.

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley endorses Katjana for Mayor of Somerville

"I’m grateful to have known Katjana for more than a decade, and to have had the opportunity to work alongside Katjana in her role on the Somerville City Council.” said Rep. Ayanna Pressley “I have seen firsthand her commitment to leading with compassion in deep partnership with the community. Katjana presents a clear vision for Somerville’s future - rooted in inclusivity, equity, and justice - and a detailed plan for how to make that vision a reality.”

“I am honored to have the support of Rep. Ayanna Pressley, a leader I admire greatly. I met Rep. Pressley, then a Boston City Councilor, in 2012, when she supported my work as the Executive Director of Girls LEAP, serving at-risk girls. Ayanna was already a well-known fighter for people who don’t have the tools and resources to fight for themselves,” said Councilor Ballantyne. “I am energized to continue working together with my values partner, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, to make our shared values into our shared reality here in Somerville, in Boston, in the District and beyond.”