Andrea Campbell: Her Family History And Her Future Public Office

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Andrea Campbell in the WBUR studios Nov. 9, 2016.(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Andrea Campbell in the WBUR studios Nov. 9, 2016.(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

On Nov. 3, Andrea Campbell won the District 4 Boston City Council seat with 61 percent of votes. She beat out 32-year Councilperson Charles Yancey for this position — he was the first and only person to represent the district, which includes most of Dorchester and Mattapan, as well as small areas of Roslindale and Jamaica Plain.

She tells the story of her twin brother, Andre — whose life path was vastly different from her own — and what that means for her future public office.


Andrea Campbell, incoming councilperson for Boston's District 4. She tweets @CampbellforD4.


The Boston Globe: Late Brother’s Memory Drives Andrea Campbell

  • "Even as their paths diverged — as she moved through Boston Latin School, Princeton, and UCLA Law School, and he went to alternative schools and the criminal justice system — they still came from the same place."

WBUR: Newcomers Elected To Boston City Council, Ousting Long-Serving Members

  • "The District 4 race was probably the most closely watched race in an election that otherwise garnered low public interest. Just over 50,000 voters — 13.6 percent of registered voters — cast ballots in the election. Campbell, a 33-year-old lawyer, won 61 percent of the vote in District 4, beating Yancey by about 1,600 votes."

This segment aired on November 9, 2015.


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