Former Congressman Joe Kennedy Endorses Tanisha Sullivan for Secretary of State

July 28, 2022 — Today, Tanisha Sullivan’s campaign for Secretary of State announced receiving the endorsement of former Congressman Joe Kennedy III, marking the latest prominent showing of support for Tanisha. The announcement comes on the heels of endorsements from Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Congressman Seth Moulton, SEIU 1199 and 509, the Greater Boston Building Trades, IBEW Local 103, Elect Black Women PAC, Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus and more than 60 state and municipal officials. She is also the endorsed candidate of the Massachusetts Democratic Party with a super majority of delegates’ support at the state convention in June. Read more here.

“We are at a moment in time that demands a bold defense of American democracy and courageous leaders willing to go toe-to-toe with those who think our political system was built for some, not for all,” said Kennedy. “Over the course of her impressive career, Tanisha Sullivan has earned her place in a rising generation of civil rights champions uniquely poised to meet this challenge. She will not hesitate to ensure that Massachusetts is second to none when it comes to fair elections, equal access to the ballot box, and a vibrant, inclusive democracy. I am honored to endorse her to be Massachusetts’ next Secretary of State.”

“I am grateful to have the support of Congressman Kennedy and appreciate his commitment to building an inclusive democracy and ensuring economic opportunity for all, which are reflected in his public service as both an elected official and in his current advocacy work,” said Sullivan. “We share a deep belief that democracy can work for all of us, but we also have to work FOR it.”


About Tanisha Sullivan

Tanisha is an attorney, former Chief Equity Officer in the Boston Public Schools and President of the NAACP Boston, who has led a career dedicated to service—from working in community and across the ideological spectrum to deliver on civil rights and social, economic, and racial justice, to decades as a practicing lawyer in corporate firms and life science companies. A Brockton native, she’s running for Massachusetts Secretary of State because it’s time to realize the full potential of this office in the fight to protect voting rights, increase government transparency and accessibility, engage the electorate, and build a stronger, more vibrant democracy for all. Tanisha recently earned the MassDems endorsement (62% of delegates) at the state convention, which determined candidates for statewide office who will be on the ballot for the Sept. 6 primary.

Learn more about Tanisha and her campaign at and @Tanisha4MA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.