Sonia Rosa Chang-Díaz
State Senator, 2nd Suffolk DistrictMassachusetts
Sonia Rosa Chang-DíazState Senator, 2nd Suffolk District
Sonia Rosa Chang-Díaz (born March 31, 1978) is an American politician who serves in the Massachusetts Senate from the 2nd Suffolk district as a member of the Democratic Party. She was the first Hispanic woman elected to the state senate. She is running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the 2022 election. Chang-Díaz was educated at the University of Virginia. She entered politics while serving as a legislature aide for Senator Cheryl Jacques and as a campaign manager for MassEquality. She attempted to win election to the state senate in the 2006 election as a write-in candidate in the Democratic primary, but lost to incumbent Senator Dianne Wilkerson, who was also running as a write-in candidate. She ran again in the 2008 election and defeated Wilkerson in the primary and general elections.