Candidates line up in race for District 7

Within weeks of acting Mayor Kim Janey’s announcement that she’s running for a full term at the helm of the city, at least six candidates appear to be vying for the District 7 City Council seat she will vacate in January.

Bowdoin-Geneva Main Streets Director Tania Anderson, public health and community advocate Angelina Camacho, Northeastern University Campus Engagement and Collaborations Manager Marisa Luse, attorney Lorraine Payne Wheeler and community activist Santiago Rivera join veteran District 7 candidates Rev. Roy Owens and anti-violence activist Joao DePina in the race for the seat.

In alphabetical order, here are the candidates and some of their positions.

Tania Anderson

Anderson was born on the island of Santiago in Cape Verde and grew up in Roxbury’s Academy Homes housing development. She spent much of her working life in social services — including stints at the Roxbury Multi-Service Center, the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers and


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