Pressley to Run for Reelection and Suzanne Lee Kicks off Campaign in Boston City Council Races

Boston, April 22, 2013, — As Boston is still dealing with the aftermath of the Marathon bombings a week after two bombs went off near the 117th Boston Marathon finish line, killing three people and seriously injuring dozens more.

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley released the following statement today:

“I’ve never been more proud to represent and serve this City. The resiliency demonstrated by the people of Boston this past week has only strengthened my resolve in this work. And while it still doesn’t feel like the right time for politics, we are approaching a time in the election cycle where my supporters and my good friends already in the race deserve to know my decision.”

“After careful consideration, prayer, and thoughtful counsel with family and friends, I have decided that I will run for reelection to the Boston City Council. I am grateful for and humbled by the outpouring of support from those urging me to consider running for Mayor. While the time may come for me to pursue a different office, that time isn’t now.”

“There is more work to do and I look forward to continuing to advocate for girls and women and for policies that aim to break cycles of poverty and violence. I will make sure – as voters will – that these issues are front and center in the upcoming Council and Mayoral races.”

Suzanne Lee Kicks off Campaign for District 2 City Councilor on May 8

In a letter to her supporters, Suzanne Lee wrote:

“I am excited and proud to kick-off my campaign for District 2 City Councilor. I will work with residents from South Boston, Chinatown, Fort Point Channel, Bay Village, the Wharf District and the South End to ensure we all have voice in the decisions that impact our lives.”

“Join me on May 8th for food, fun and friends, as we continue to build a grassroots campaign to strengthen our communities through smart development that creates jobs, quality public education and the responsive leadership our communities deserve.”

You can RSVP the kickoff event by sending email to or RSVP on Facebook.

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