Miranda throws support to Anderson in District 7 race

State Representative Liz Miranda, right, with Tania Anderson, candidate for District 7 city council.

State Representative Liz Miranda of the Fifth Suffolk District has endorsed Tania Anderson in the race to succeed Kim Janey as the city councillor for District 7. Eight men and women will compete for two finalist slots in the Sept. 14 preliminary election.

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“Tania has been leading in our community for decades, embodying what it means to leverage personal, lived experience as a catalyst for transformative change," Miranda said in a statement issued by the Anderson campaign on Monday. "I know Tania will lead innovative policy ideas at City Hall, build coalitions to deliver change, and provide strong constituent services to our community. I’m proud to endorse her in the race to be our next City Councilor in District 7.”

Anderson's campaign called the endorsement "the most significant in the District 7 race thus far."

“State Rep. Miranda is a champion for the transformative change that our community needs and she shares my vision for a better Boston that leaves nobody behind," the candidate said in a statement. "I am honored to have her support in my race for the District 7 City Council Seat, and I look forward to working with her in the fight for affordable housing, world-class public schools, and quality, affordable healthcare.”

Anderson, like Miranda, has roots in Cape Verde. A Roxbury resident, Anderson is a social worker who has worked at variety of non-profit organizations and in the Boston Public Schools.

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