By Phil Orlandella
State Senator Joe Boncore has endorsed Lydia Edwards’ candidacy for District 1 Boston City Councilor representing the North End, East Boston and Charlestown. The seat became open with the retirement of long-time Councilor Sal LaMattina decision not to seek reelection.
Edwards was the Senator’s opponent during the 2016 special election for the First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate District election.
During the race, the Senator claims they “Developed a mutual respect for each other’s campaign and work.” He added, “Though we were opponents, Edwards’ work ethic and enthusiasm convinced me she was running for all the right reasons.”
Apparently, they continued their mutual work on behalf of the City of Boston.
He noted, as the Deputy Director for Boston’s Office of Housing Stability, Edwards worked with him on the Joint Committee on Housing to draft and enact legislation providing housing assistance and relief for residents and small property owners across the city.
“Edwards resume is impressive,” Senator Boncore said. “She is an accomplished lawyer who left the private sector to fight for working families in Greater Boston Legal Services.”
He added, “Whether spearheading legislation or helping to start a soup kitchen, Edwards is effective in getting real results for day to day Bostonians.”
He went on to say, “With a deep understanding of the needs of our neighborhoods, Lydia Edwards will lead our communities and together will build a long-term vision dedicated to service.”
Sen. Boncore called Edwards, a true public servant who will continue to listen and learn beyond her campaign and I can’t think of no better person to represent the real concerns of the citizens of District 1.
Edwards made a campaign stop in the North End speaking at the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) and apparently made a good impression to those in attendance.