Outgoing District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina at April 13, 2017 press conference
in Central Square. LaMattina has decided not to seek re-election to the
||BOSTON (April 18, 2017) - Lydia Edwards,
deputy director of the Boston Office of Housing Stability, has announced
her candidacy for the 1st District Boston City Council seat.
Edwards has spent her career fighting for working people as an attorney
for immigrants and domestic workers, a key force behind the 2014
Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, a union activist and most recently as
a leader in Mayor Walsh's efforts to prevent the displacement of
Boston's hard working families.
“Income inequality is the
challenge of our time,” Lydia said. “People need an advocate to help
them stay in their homes.
For the families that have called
Boston home for generations, and for recent immigrants who’ve come here
in search of a better life, our neighborhoods need innovative solutions
to the housing crisis and wage stagnation that threatens our way of
life. I want to fight for East Boston, Charlestown and the North End.
And I can’t wait to partner with my neighbors to make our vision of an
inclusive Boston into a reality.”
Lydia lives with her husband,
electrician and small business owner Rogerio Mauriz, in East Boston.
Edwards, passionate about helping all workers, was one of the Boston
Globe’s 2015 Bostonians of the Year. She is a board member of the Boston
Independent Living Center (BCIL) and the Cooperative Fund of New
England, was named as a Super Lawyer 2015 for Legal Services, is one of
the 2015 National Law Journal Rising Star committee’s top 40 attorneys
under 40 in the Boston region, and is a Sustainable Economies Law Center
Fellow. She is a graduate of American University School of Law, and
received a Masters of Law degree from Boston University School of Law.
Source: Edwards Campaign 4/18/2017