Lydia Edwards

Lydia Edwards for Boston City Council, District 1

Lydia Edwards is a proven leader and innovator who gets results. As an attorney she drafted and passed legislation to protect women workers and led a department of city government on the day-to-day issues facing Bostonians in housing and economic development.
As a homeowner and landlord, Lydia understands the hard work and sacrifice it takes to build a home in this district. She wants to assure our children have pathways to stable jobs, home ownership, and are able call Boston their home in the future. Lydia’s mother, a veteran, instilled in Lydia a sense of serviceto her community. Today, Lydia is one of the founding members of East Boston’s Community Soup Kitchen.

Lydia lives with her husband, a small business owner, in East Boston and looks forward to using her innovative leadership to ensure opportunity, good schools, safe streets, and a strong local economy for the communities of East Boston, Charlestown and the North End.

Prior to working at City Hall, Edwards was a public interest attorney with Greater Boston Legal Services focusing on labor issues such as fighting for access to unemployment insurance, back wages, fair treatment for domestic workers and combating human trafficking. She served as the statewide campaign coordinator for the Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers, which advocated for the passage of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. In 2015, she was named Bostonian of the Year by the Boston Globe.

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