What does the recent primary loss of incumbent state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson mean to residents in the Second Suffolk District?
|I think the most important thing is that we’ve got to increase the number of people of color who are leaders in the Legislature, and instead of having folks run against each other they should be running in separate districts so that overall we increase the voice of people of color in our Legislature.
Former Gubernatorial Candidate
|I was very disappointed because she has been a steadfast warrior for the community. [She] never gave into pressure from the powers that be, and that’s why I believe she’s having problems.
|I feel that it’s one less voice in our community that we won’t hear anymore. She’s an African American woman who will no longer be in the Senate working for the people in the community. She’s done a lot of positive things and I don’t know if the new person going into it is going to do or accomplish as much as [Wilkerson] has over the years.
|It proves that your record and your stance on the issues really means something to the people you serve.
|It’s a great loss to the community because she is very community-focused. Somehow I hope to see her continue to be a positive [force] for the community.
Boston Public Schools Administrator
|A disaster. If she would have won, she would have continued making positive changes for the community.
||Chandra Wilkerson (unrelated)