Maine Beacon: Two major endorsements for Pious Ali

Pious Ali’s campaign for an at-large seat on Portland’s City Council received another major endorsement over the weekend, as Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling added his support in a video testimonial.

“I’m very pleased to endorse Pious Ali for City Council,” said Strimling. “Pious will be an invaluable ally on the Council as we deal with the affordable housing crisis, pushing up wages, and rebuilding our schools so our kids have the education they deserve.”

Mayor Strimling joins City Council members Jill Duson and Ed Suslovic, every member of the Portland School Board, the Maine People’s Alliance, and several members of Portland’s state legislative delegation in endorsing Ali’s candidacy.

The Portland Press Herald added their support for Ali in an editorial on Saturday.

“I am honored to have the mayor’s support, and if elected I look forward to working with him and my fellow council members to bring Portland together and solve the most pressing problems we face,” said Ali.

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