Andrea Campbell

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Andrea J. Campbell
President of the Boston City Council
Assumed office
January 2018
Preceded byMichelle Wu
District 4 Councilor of the Boston City Council
Assumed office
January 2016
Preceded byCharles Yancey
Personal details
Born (1982-06-11) June 11, 1982 (age 37)
Boston, Massachusetts
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceMattapan, Boston, MA
Alma materPrinceton University (AB)
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (JD)
WebsiteCity Council
Andrea Campbell

Andrea Joy Campbell is the president of the Boston City Council representing District 4, which includes parts of Boston's Dorchester, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain, and Roslindale neighborhoods. She was elected to the Council on November 3, 2015. She was elected as the President of the Boston City Council on January 1, 2018. [1]


Campbell was born in Boston. She lost her mother and father at a young age and refers to an aunt and uncle as her parents. When she was 29, her twin brother, who suffered from scleroderma, died while in state custody awaiting trial.[2][3]

Campbell graduated from Boston Latin School, Princeton University, and the UCLA School of Law. She began her legal career working for a non-profit in Roxbury. She later worked as deputy legal counsel to Governor Deval Patrick.[2]

In the 2015 city council election, first-time candidate Campbell won the preliminary election and went on to defeat 16-term incumbent Charles Yancey in the general election with 61% of the vote.[4] Campbell was re-elected in the 2017 city council election, having run unopposed.[5]

On December 9, 2017, Campbell announced that she had unanimous support of her colleagues to be the next President of the Boston City Council.[6] She was elected President on January 1, 2018.[1] Campbell is the first African-American woman to hold the position.[6]


  • Whole (Chair)
  • Public Safety & Criminal Justice (Vice Chair)
  • Committee on Community Preservation Act (Vice Chair)

Personal life[edit]

Campbell's husband is Matthew. They have a son, Alexander. Campbell lives in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Andrea Campbell; Council President, District 4". City of Boston website. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "A look at new District 4 councilor Andrea Joy Campbell". The Boston Globe. November 4, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Walker, Adrian (September 14, 2015). "Late brother's memory drives Andrea Campbell". The Boston Globe. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "Newcomers oust experienced Boston city councilors". The Boston Globe. November 3, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "Boston City Council". The Boston Globe. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Andrea Campbell to be the next City Council president". The Boston Globe. December 9, 2017. Retrieved January 28, 2018.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michelle Wu
President of the Boston City Council