State Rep. Ed Coppinger, D-West Roxbury, launched his campaign for a second term on April 19. He was joined by his family, friends and supporters as he announced his re-election campaign to the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
In front of a packed crowd at the Lodge, Coppinger thanked the voters of West Roxbury, Roslindale and Brookline for and asked for their support in his bid for re-election.
Coppinger has no opponent.
Boston City Councilor At-Large and West Roxbury resident John Connolly introduced Coppinger, highlighting some of Coppinger's accomplishments during his first term in office. Connolly thanked Coppinger for his hard work leading the Fundraising Committee, for his work season and for his help securing funding for AgeWell West Roxbury.
Coppinger was instrumental in keeping the Irish Social Club raising more than in September, which saved the Club from being sold.
This past December, Coppinger helped raise money and purchased wreaths to decorate Centre Street because of a lack of holiday decorations. During the state budget debate, Coppinger worked with state Sen. Mike Rush to secure funding for AgeWell West Roxbury, an organization that hosts senior events and helps seniors age in their own homes in West Roxbury.
Coppinger, never a big speaker, spoke briefly about his dedication to West Roxbury, Roslindale and Brookline and his desire to continue serving his constituents. Coppinger said he looked forward to hitting the campaign trail, and thanked his supporters for all their hard work.