With no Mayoral election this year and most incumbent city councilors running unopposed in November’s upcoming election is a perfect situation for a candidate Annissa Essaibi-George. Essaibi-George, who is running for one of the four At-Large Council seats, just missed last time around when she finished fifth two years ago in a field of 23 candidates.
This time around she is the only challenger against incumbents Stephen Murphy, Michael Flaherty, Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley.
No one can deny she’s been working hard and pounding the pavement across the city and has quietly stacked an impressive groundswell of support.
This week Charlestown resident and Attorney General Maura Healey was added to Essaibi-George’s impressive list of endorsements.
“If you live in Boston, please give a vote to Annissa Essaibi-George on the citywide ballot,” Healey said in her endorsement of Essaibi-George. “As a high school teacher in East Boston, small business owner and neighborhood activist, she knows what’s at stake in this election. Annissa’s running with a laser focus on the issues that matter to all Bostonians – better schools, care for our seniors, safer streets, support for small businesses, and good-paying jobs in all of our neighborhoods.”
Of Healey’s endorsement Essaibi-George said, “I am honored to have earned the support of Attorney General Maura Healey. She is a leader in her home neighborhood of Charlestown, across the City, and throughout the entire Commonwealth. Our campaign continues gaining support due to our grassroots efforts and broad-based coalition from every neighborhood in Boston.”
George, 41, has been to every corner of Boston–talking about how the challenges her parents faced as immigrants coming to Boston from Tunisia and Poland has helped to shape her perspective on government.
“As the daughter of immigrants, I understand the challenges that families face in Boston,” said Essaibi-George. “I will be committed to making sure that all Bostonians can live in a safe city with top notch schools.”
For the past 13 years, Essaibi-George has taught and coached at East Boston High School. She also founded and runs a successful business, The Stitch House, on Dorchester Avenue.
“As a small business owner, teacher, and mom, I will bring a unique perspective to the Boston City Council,” said Essaibi-George. “I am deeply invested in our schools, because I am in the classroom working with our kids every day, and because I’m raising four young boys in the city.”
Essaibi-George received her Bachelor’s degree from Boston University and has a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from UMass-Boston and lives in Dorchester with her husband Doug, and her four boys, Douglas, age 10, and triplets, Charlie, Kayden and Samir age 8