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City Councilor Campbell to run for mayor of Boston

September 24, 2020 GMT

BOSTON (AP) — A second Boston city councilor announced Thursday that she will run for mayor.

Andrea Campbell said she’s running on a platform of equity in health care, jobs and criminal justice.

“In this profound moment of reckoning for our country and our city, as people rise up to demand change, Boston needs leadership that not only understands, but has lived the systemic inequities facing our residents every day,” Campbell said in her announcement. “I’m running for Mayor to be that leader, to bring our city together to confront inequities head-on, and finally make Boston a City that works for everyone.”

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City Councilor Michelle Wu announced her mayoral campaign earlier this month. Incumbent Mayor Marty Walsh has not formally announced that he intends to seek another term. The election is in 2021.

Campbell, 38, is a Boston native who attended Princeton University and UCLA Law School, and served as deputy legal counsel to former Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick.

She represents a district largely made up of Mattapan and Dorchester but also includes parts of Roslindale and Jamaica Plain.