City Councilor Andrea Campbell (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale) announced this morning she is running for mayor in the 2021 elections.
Campbell joins City Councilor Michelle Wu in the race. Mayor Marty Walsh has yet to say whether he will run for re-election.
In an e-mail to supporters this morning, she writes:
The events of this year – the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the national reckoning on systemic racism, the realities of our growing climate crisis – have brought our country and our city to a pivotal moment. Systemic inequities have been brought to light with new urgency, and people are demanding change that ensures our city works for all of us. This moment demands a different type of leadership, and a clear focus on solving generational inequity in this city.
Campbell, a Boston Latin School graduate, was first elected to the council in 2015, defeating long-time incumbent Charles Yancey. She went to Princeton and UCLA School of Law, and served as deputy legal counsel to Gov. Patrick.