BOSTON – In the 24 hours since Andrea Campbell announced her campaign for Mayor of Boston, Campbell’s campaign raised more than $50,000, with more than $46,000 coming in online contributions. Contributions came from every Boston neighborhood.
“I’m grateful to everyone who helped us launch this campaign with joy, purpose, and faith in what we’re building together,” said Campbell. “This is just the first step in building a people-powered campaign that will fight for equity and justice for all of us here in the city of Boston.”
Campbell announced her run for Mayor yesterday in front of 1850 Washington St. in Roxbury, the public housing building where she lived for the first eight years of her life.
Andrea Campbell is running for Mayor to bring Boston together to break cycles of inequity and injustice, and to give every Bostonian a chance to succeed.
As a City Councilor representing District 4, which includes large sections of Dorchester and Mattapan, as well as pieces of Jamaica Plain and Roslindale, Campbell has focused on closing generational inequities in our City, whether in a criminal justice system that is unjust, a school system that under-serves communities of color, or one of the worst racial wealth gaps in America.
Campbell served as Deputy Legal Counsel in Governor Deval Patrick’s administration, working to create more equitable systems and deliver progressive change to communities across the Commonwealth. In 2015, Campbell defeated a 32-year incumbent to represent Mattapan, Dorchester, and parts of Jamaica Plain and Roslindale on the City Council.
Since then, Campbell has been a leader for equity, justice, and opportunity for all in Boston. As the first Black woman to serve as Boston City Council President, she championed an agenda that put racial equity at the top of Boston’s priority list. For years, she’s led the fight to reform our police and criminal legal systems and pushed our City and school leaders to act urgently to provide a quality public education to every student.