Helene Vincent

Boston City Council, District 8

Hélène could be the first openly LGBTQ woman elected to the Boston City Council

Biography

Hélène Vincent is a longtime activist for social & environmental justice, an advocate for disability rights, and a champion of the LGBTQ+ community. She believes Boston should be inclusive, accessible, and affordable for all residents.

The daughter of immigrants, Hélène watched her parents work hard to provide for her family. And, her parents gave her something even more important: acceptance and love when she came out, followed by unconditional support for her marriage to her wife Alice.

Hélène knows that many other Bostonians also face rejection and discrimination because of identity or beliefs. Hélène will be a champion on the City Council for respect, equity, and inclusion.

As a longtime board member of the Downtown Boston Rotary Club, Hélène knows Boston must invest in local non-profits to keep the community strong. For generations, Rotary has supported Boston through grants and volunteer events. In her recent role as President, Hélène doubled the number of club members and service hours.

In 2016, a debilitating ATV accident left Hélène fighting for her life. She has seen others in Boston with fewer resources struggle to rebound from health crises. Hélène is running for City Council to work towards a more equitable Boston and champion those who experience both major and minor setbacks. Whether addressing the cost of living or fighting for pay equity holding women and minorities back, Hélène intends to be a tireless champion for the people of Boston.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Hélène could be the first openly LGBTQ woman elected to the Boston City Council.
  • She will be only the second openly LGBTQ person elected to the Boston City Council.

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