City council race: Brandy Brooks running for District 7

Lex Weaver, Editor-in-chief

Brandy Brooks, educator, mental health advocate and the Director of Operations for the Roxbury Unity Day Parade, is running to represent District 7 in the City Council.

Brooks is running against Tania Fernandes Anderson, Santiago “Leon” Rivera, Angelina “Angie” Camacho, Marisa Luse, Lorraine Payne Wheeler and Joao DePina. The incumbent Councilor Kim Janey, who was also council president, is running for mayor of Boston while currently serving as the Acting Mayor after former Mayor Marty Walsh was selected to be a part of President Biden’s cabinet as the Labor secretary earlier this year.

Originally from the South, over 20 years ago Brooks moved to Boston, settling in Roxbury, where she was drawn in by the rich culture and diverse environment.

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