Our congratulations to Kenzie Bok on winning the District 8 City Council seat yesterday. Kenzie becomes the first MAHA Board member to win elective office in the organization's 34 year history. Kenzie was a leader in the effort to pass the Community Preservation Act in Boston in 2016 and campaigned on a platform of increasing affordable housing opportunities in her district and throughout the city. We look forward to working with her in 2020.
MAHA also extends its congratulations to all of the candidates that ran for City Council including new councilors Ricardo Arroyo, Liz Breadon, and Julia Mejia (or Alejandra St. Guillen if the recount reverses the current margin). We also look forward to continuing our work to Expand the Pie with returning City Councilors Michelle Wu, Annissa Essaibi-George, Michael Flaherty, Andrea Campbell, Kim Janey, Lydia Edwards, Ed Flynn, Matt O'Malley, and Frank Baker.
MAHA volunteers call thousands of fellow MAHA homebuyers and homeowners each election season. Since 2003, MAHA voters have turned out to the polls at a rate that is 20 percentage points higher than the citywide average. In an election when one contested seat has a ten vote margin, there is no better reminder that everyone's vote counts.