This week, Jon was endorsed by the Boston Globe.
“Of the Boston challengers this year, Santiago is easily the most impressive. Raised in Roxbury, he graduated from Yale School of Medicine, served in the Peace Corps, won a Fulbright scholarship — and, oh, is also a captain in the Army Reserves. The opioid emergency, he says, is his priority. He experiences the crisis every day at BMC, which is practically next door to the epidemic’s ground zero, the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard. He has already contributed to policy reforms, leading the push to widen access to the state’s prescription monitoring program . Santiago complains that the Legislature has largely ceded opioid policy-making to the governor. Among other causes, he says the Legislature should be pushing to make treatment with drugs like Suboxone easier.”
The South End News wrote:
“Voters are right to consider incumbent Representative Byron Rushing’s 35 years representing the district. Rushing has been a pioneer on LGBTQ rights, civil rights, marriage equality, social justice, healthcare equity. But Santiago would bring a fresh perspective and vitality to issues plaguing the South End.”
Make a plan to vote for Jon on Tuesday, Sept. 4!