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Andrea Campbell ’04: Boston City Councilor (D), mayoral candidate

Andrea Campbell candidate portrait
Andrea Campbell ’04 is running for Mayor of Boston.
Courtesy of Andrea Campbell Press Team

Andrea Campbell, the first Black woman to serve as president of the Boston City Council, is a Democratic candidate in Boston’s 2021 mayoral race. She previously chaired the Council’s Committee on Public Safety, where she sought to expand resources for formerly incarcerated residents and enact criminal-justice reform.

Campbell has spearheaded calls to reimagine Boston’s policing system. In June, she urged Mayor Martin Walsh and the City Council to reallocate $60 million from the Boston Police Department’s overtime budget and disburse the funds to “community-based organizations that are doing work with the root causes of violence.”


On Sept. 24, Campbell announced her candidacy for Mayor of Boston. At-large City Councilor Michelle Wu has also entered the race; incumbent Marty Walsh has not revealed whether he will seek reelection.

A Sociology major at Princeton, Campbell participated in both Thrive and She Roars. She was featured on Princeton Alumni Weekly’s Sept. 2020 cover and joined a panel hosted by the Association of Black Princeton Alumni last month.