District 4 candidates stake out positions

Six candidates for City Council battled last week for the attention of District 4 voters in a crowded race for the seat covering parts of Mattapan, Dorchester, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain.

The Ward 18 Democratic Committee and Progressive West Roxbury hosted a forum via Zoom on July 1 with candidates who filled out the groups’ questionnaire. There are nine candidates in the race.

The candidate field is all people of color, including two women, Deeqo Jibril and Josette Williams. The others are Black men.

Here’s what the candidates conveyed about themselves and their platforms at the forum.

(Candidates are listed in alphabetical order)

• Evandro Carvalho — “Listen to learn, and then to lead.”

Carvalho’s main priorities are the economic status of Boston’s residents and businesses, and the racial wealth gap. Carvalho is the executive director of Boston’s Human Rights Commission, which works out of City Hall to attend to


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