Editorial – The Political Process is Still Alive and Well in Southie

Voting has always been a priority to most South Bostonians. In point of fact, it’s been one of our claims to fame over the generations and it’s encouraging to see that many of our new residents also realize the importance of casting one’s ballot for who is believed to be the best candidates. And so, it was in the recent special primary to fill the seat of the departed Senator Linda Dorcena Forry.

The chain of events that followed is well known to residents here: Our State Representative Nick Collins had declared his candidacy for the Senate seat and easily won the special primary for that position. The final election for Senate will take place on May 1st. This of course opens up the position of State Representative. And now the scramble is on for that position as well with a group of excellent local candidates preparing for what should be an interesting race.

Nick Collins has been a dedicated state representative. His attention to detail and willingness to take on the tough fights on behalf of his constituents has been clearly apparent. Those looking to fill his seat, if he is victorious in the May 1st final, have a tough act to follow, but this is South Boston and the quality of candidates for public office has always been top shelf.  That the political process is still alive and well in the neighborhood is something every resident can take pride in.