Election Roundup: District City Council Races in Dorchester
Hello Dorchester! We are less than three months away from September’s Preliminary Election. As you know, Boston will have a Preliminary Election on September 14th to narrow down the number of Mayoral Candidates, City Council At-Large Candidates and, in District 4 and District 7, the number of District City Council Candidates that will appear on the final ballot on November 2nd.
Think of the City Council as Boston’s legislative branch of government. Bostonians are represented by nine District Councilors who represent people who live in distinct areas of the city and by four City Councilors At-Large who represent everyone, across all of the districts. In this election season there are SEVENTEEN CANDIDATES vying for the FOUR At-Large seats, in District 4 there are NINE CANDIDATES running for the ONE seat and in District 7 there are EIGHT CANDIDATES running for the ONE seat.
Angelina “Angie” Camacho: Ms. Camacho is running because she believes we need everyday people who have been impacted by policy to activate change for extraordinary progress. Ms. Camacho has a Building Safe & Sustainable Communities plan that includes: environmental justice, veterans support, increasing home ownership and affordable housing, increasing youth opportunities and improving education, increased support for seniors, racial justice and equity, increasing public safety including safe injection sites, and improved workforce development.