Andrea Campbell Joins Mayoral Race in Boston City

Andrea Campbell
City Council President Andrea Campbell. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Boston City Councilor, Andrea Campbell has thrown her hat into the ring by joining the race for the Mayor’s office. A Boston native, Campbell announced on Thursday that she will be running for the position in order to achieve great things for the city.

“We are in a profound moment as a country, a moment of reckoning for our city. There is a huge demand for change, and Boston needs leadership that understands these demands and sees the systemic issues affecting residents. I’m running for Mayor to be the one who will lead the city as we confront the challenges, and finally make Boston work for everyone,” Campbell declared in a two minute video.

Campbell, who is the first black woman to serve as a president of the Boston City Council, represents Mattapan, Dorchester, and parts of Jamaica Plain.

She will be contesting the Boston City Mayoral election along with fellow councilor, Michelle Wu, who also recently announced her bid to run for the position.