Arroyos endorse Kim Janey’s mayoral bid

Acting Mayor Kim Janey picked up key endorsements last week from the prominent Arroyo family as well as a leading progressive state legislator, boosting her campaign to hold on to power at City Hall in a close mayoral contest.

Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix D. Arroyo, the first Latino to win a citywide seat on the Boston City Council, and his son, Ricardo Arroyo, the District 5 councilor from Hyde Park, delivered their backing to the acting mayor during a spirited rally in Cleary Square.

The endorsements came days after state Rep. Jon Santiago, the only Latino in the race, dropped out, opening up a lane for the remaining City Hall rivals to pursue public support from Latino influencers who had been sitting on the sidelines.

Less than 48 hours after the Arroyos blessed Janey’s bid, state Rep. Nika Elugardo, a popular Jamaica Plain progressive, also threw her support


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