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Lydia Edwards announces candidacy for District 1 City Council seat

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 city council.
  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



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