Mary Tamer, who served four years on the Boston School Committee, announced this morning she's running for the city council in District 6 (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury and a bits of Roslindale and Mission Hill).
Her announcement comes a week after incumbent Councilor Matt O'Malley announced he would not be running for re-election next year. Kendra Hicks of Jamaica Plain began running for the seat earlier this year.
In addition to serving on the School Committee between 2010 and 2014 - as the only committee member at the time with children in BPS schools - Tamer is a past president of the Boston League of Women Voters. She is also a product of Boston public schools, including Boston Latin School.
Right now, Bostonians are facing so many challenges -- parents juggling work with remote learning and children learning under difficult circumstances, seniors unable to see their families and loved ones, and small businesses and restaurants struggling to survive. As City Councilor, I will stand up for our communities and ensure we are doing more to mitigate every aspect of this pandemic locally and provide our residents with the resources they need.
She added she would also take up the environmental battles for which O'Malley was a leader on the council.