Monday, October 16, 2017

Margaret Farmer Endorses Lydia Edwards for City Council

BOSTON (October 16, 2017) — East Boston resident and former candidate for Boston City Council Margaret Farmer endorsed Lydia Edwards for Boston city councilor.

“The issues that face the City of Boston, District 1 are complex, intertwining and far- reaching,”  says Farmer. “With a $3.1 Billion dollar budget to oversee, there is nothing “nuts and bolts” about the job for Boston City Councilor. Their work affects the lives of every resident, visitor, and business in the City of Boston, all day, every day. Lydia Edwards understands this. Lydia has worked in our community to effect far-reaching change and protect our most vulnerable residents.”

“For these, and so many more reasons, I support Lydia Edwards for Boston City Council.”

“I am extremely grateful for Margaret’s support” says Edwards. “She ran a strong, issues-driven race and helped bring into focus the top priorities of our district. Margaret and I listened to thousands of residents throughout the campaign and it’s clear what the requirements are for our next city councilor: responsiveness, accessibility, and creative-thinking in tackling some of our most complex problems.”

“I am confident that with vested community leaders like Margaret we can work together to continue building bridges and move our district forward.”

Farmer adds to the growing list of recent endorsements for Lydia including State Representative Adrian Madaro of East Boston; members of the Boston state delegation State Senator Linda Dorcena Dorry, State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, State Representative Russell Holmes; City Councilor Andrea Campbell, Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix Arroyo Sr., the Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund, and the Working Families Party.

Edwards, a public interest attorney and community advocate, has spent her career fighting for women and working families. In her role as the Deputy Director of the city’s new Office of Housing Stability, she found innovative solutions to mitigating Boston’s housing crisis and stood up for vulnerable members of our community by co-founding East Boston’s community soup kitchen.

Lydia promises to bring a bold, independent voice with a fresh perspective to City Hall and her top priorities include ensuring pathways to homeownership for all residents, quality public schools for local families, responsible community-driven development, and reliable transportation.

Edwards is a resident of East Boston with her husband, Rogerio, a licensed electrician and small business owner.

Lydia’s next East Boston event is an open reception co-host by State Representative Adrian Madaro on Monday, October 23rd at 5:30 PM at Angela’s Cafe in Orient Heights at 1012 Bennington Street in East Boston. All are welcomed to come and seniors are complimentary. For more information, please call Gabriela (617) 329-5172.

The general election will take place on Tuesday November, 7th. For more information please visit:

Source: Edwards Campaign