One local official will face a challenger in the Sept. 6 primary election, while another is running unopposed.
Democrat state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) will face Roy Owens, a regular candidate for elected office, in the primary. The winner will not face a challenger in the general election.
“We’ve gotten an incredible number of things done together over the past four years, despite a really daunting economic landscape: CORI reform, increases in state aid to K-12 public schools, two foreclosure bills, the Transgender Equal Rights Act,” said Chang-Díaz in an email to the Gazette. “Those are results I’m proud of and I hope they will help me earn people’s confidence for another two years.”
Democrat state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez (15th Suffolk District) will not face an opponent in either the primary election or the general election in November.
During redistricting, the representative recently picked up Mission Park’s Ward 10, Precinct 4—which covers a large part of the area between the Longwood Medical Area and the Riverway. The area was formerly in state Rep. Gloria Fox’s 7th Suffolk District.