Brandon Bowser announced today he is running this fall for the District 9 (Allston/Brighton) city-council seat now held by Mark Ciommo.
Ciommo defeated Bowser in 2017 to retain the seat.
Bowser, an educator at the Edison School, says he is running because:
I believe we have an incredible opportunity to build a campaign that bridges the past, present, and future of Allston-Brighton. Our campaign will build coalitions across neighborhood lines to advocate for equitable workforce housing, developing homes that we can all afford, and multi-modal transit solutions that fit every budget and lifestyle.
Together, we will build a community where neighbors develop neighborhoods. We will fight for transportation infrastructure that reflects the diverse needs and lifestyles of our residents. We will stand by our students, teachers, and Boston Public Schools to ensure that they are properly equipped to provide each and every student with a quality education.
I will work with renters. I will work with homeowners. I will work with service workers, tradespeople, lifelong residents, artists, students of all ages, and anyone who wants to be part of this community.