Councillor Andrea Campbell endorsed Mayor Marty Walsh in his bid for re-election today, citing his dedication to fighting in support of programs benefiting Boston’s young people and the Community Preservation Act, which will bring millions of dollars more each year to affordable housing, open space, and historic preservation.
Councilor Campbell said, “Mayor Marty Walsh has been a strong leader for Boston, and has stood in support of policies that will help improve our communities, including the Community Preservation Act, which will pave the way for even more affordable housing. He has created a wide variety of programs to directly benefit our young people, ranging from a citywide mentoring movement, to youth summer jobs, and My Brother’s Keeper. While there is always room to further our work in public service, time and time again he has shown the entire city that he is deeply committed for the right reasons. He has my vote on Tuesday, and I look forward to continuing our work together over the next four years to move Boston forward.”
Mayor Walsh made youth summer jobs a priority for his administration, placing more than 10,000 Boston youth in meaningful summer employment opportunities each year, allocating over $5 million to grow the program in his most recent budget, and growing private-sector placements by 18% or 576 jobs.
As mayor, Marty has spent the last 3 ½ years battling a historic housing shortage, with an unprecedented plan to build 53,000 new homes by 2030, and by using every tool at his disposal to create affordable housing. He also has prioritized the preservation and expansion of our neighborhood’s parks, Boston’s defining green spaces.
Mayor Walsh said, “Councilor Andrea Campbell has always taken on the most challenging issues facing our community head on, especially with regards to public safety. Serving as Chair of the Public Safety Committee of the Boston City Council, she has continued to work closely with the Boston Police Department, our community leaders and activists, and my office to ensure that we’re taking taking a proactive approach to addressing crime. She has done an incredible job in her first term, and I am proud and honored to have her support.”