Now that we're done with the midterm elections, at-large Boston City Council candidates are announcing their intentions, and Dorchester resident Taushawn Tinsley is throwing his hat into the ring.
“I live the issues, that fill the conversation in Boston. I feel them close with my family and in my work and as a life-long Bostonian, I know Boston can work towards inclusion for everyone,” said Tinsley via press release.
Tinsley, 25, is a Boston Public Schools teacher, worked as a regional planner in the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management, and previously interned for former Boston City Councilor Charles Yancey and former state Rep. Gloria Fox.
He stressed his passion for education, as he has been a mentor for the Boston Debate League, Upward Bound and taught public policy and civic engagement at the American Legion Boys & Girls State program. He feels that a strong education can form a foundation to build strong neighborhoods.
He added that crime and gentrification must be addressed with proactive solutions.
“What works for one neighborhood may not work for another. My goal is to bring some of our most vulnerable communities into the conversation and to work towards effective and equitable solutions for everyone,” said Tinsley.