Liz Breadon

Boston City Council, District 9


Liz will be a critical LGBTQ voice on the Boston City Council


Liz Breadon was born and grew up in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. She immigrated to the US in 1995 and made Allston-Brighton her home. A firm believer in the importance of community, Liz has been actively involved in many neighborhood organizations since settling here.

Not one to stand on the sidelines, Liz threw herself into the campaign to secure the Presentation School building in Oak Square as a community resource, and together with neighborhood partners helped transform the building into the Presentation School Foundation Community Center. She also joined with neighbors in the fight to save the Faneuil branch of the Boston Public Library from closure — the campaign was a success and the library remains a vital part of the neighborhood.

Liz and her spouse Mary McCarthy are passionate environmentalists who use their home to demonstrate how homeowners can conserve energy, decrease carbon emissions, and save money, all while taking care of Mother Earth. They are members of the Charles River Community Garden and the Brighton Garden Club.

Through her work as a physical therapist, Liz has gained a deep understanding of the needs of elders and families who care for children with disabilities. She recognizes the importance of community and intergenerational connections in promoting health and wellness.

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