Alejandra St. Guillen

Boston City Council, At-Large

Alejandra will be the first openly LGBTQ woman elected to the Boston City Council

Biography

Born and raised in Mission Hill, Alejandra has dedicated her lived and professional experience to the people of Boston. As a parent, wife, and seasoned public advocate, she understands firsthand the opportunities for prosperity and mobility, as well as the multi-faceted obstacles that often deny these opportunities to many.

That is why she is running to serve as the next At-Large Boston City Councilor – to address the growing income inequality and build cross-neighborhood partnerships that focus on improving equity in educational outcomes and the impacts of public safety practices.

A graduate of Boston Latin School and a City Year alumnus, Alejandra began her career as a public school teacher in New York City and Boston. She then served as the Director of ¿Oiste?, Latino Civic & Political Organization where she promoted economic justice and electoral reform public policy initiatives directly impacting communities of color statewide.

Most recently, Alejandra served as the Director of the City of Boston’s office for Immigrant Advancement, there she spearheaded new initiatives, including the Boston #toimmigrantswithlove Public Art Project and the Greater Boston Immigrant Defense Fund.

Alejandra holds a B.A. in Economics and African-American Studies from Wesleyan University and a M.Ed from City College. She currently resides in West Roxbury with her wife, Josiane, their son, Jose Alejandro and their two rescues, Eva Luna and Ella Luz.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Alejandra will be the first openly LGBTQ woman elected to the Boston City Council.
  • She will be the first Latina elected to the Boston City Council.

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