BOSTON – In just the six days after she announced her candidacy for Mayor, Andrea Campbell will report raising $94,000, with over 96% coming in online from over 415 contributors, including from grassroots donors that live in every single one of Boston’s neighborhoods. She raised over 100,000 total in that period.
“I am so humbled by the enthusiasm and support we have seen in just the first week of my campaign,” said Campbell. “I am looking forward to building this movement in partnership with residents across this city to transform systems to ensure Boston works for everyone.”
Campbell announced her candidacy for Mayor one week ago 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.