State Senator Lydia Edwards endorses Gabriela Coletta for District 1 City Council; Throws backing behind her former chief of staff

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BOSTON – Gabriela Coletta, candidate for Boston City Councilor District One, announced the endorsement of her former boss, First Suffolk & Middlesex State Senator and District One Councilor Lydia Edwards.

“Gabriela Coletta is the most prepared, competent, and capable person to be the next City Councilor. She is uniquely qualified for the job. She came out of Boston Public Schools, worked in government, and has done incredible work fighting to ensure Boston’s waterfront is truly a waterfront for all,” said Edwards. “As my first Chief of staff, she demonstrated unmatched commitment, compassion, and drive, and proved she is ready to do the work of a city councilor…she knows the district like the back of her hand. Whether by policy, project, or by pothole – she knows the work.”

Lydia Edwards is one of the many elected leaders to endorse Gabriela Coletta for Boston City Council District 1. “The endorsement of my former boss and mentor, now State Senator Lydia Edwards, means a great deal to me,” said Coletta. “I’ve had a front row seat to her advocacy and I’ve learned so much about how to effectively fight for this district. I intend to utilize the knowledge I gained as chief of staff to uplift our communities, to center the lived experiences of all district one residents, and advocate for what we deserve in City Hall.”

Gabriela Coletta, candidate for Boston City Council District 1 will host a weekend of action with State Senator Edwards and other endorsed elected officials to door knock in East Boston on Saturday and Charlestown on Sunday. Please visit to sign up and learn more.

In just the first month of her candidacy, Coletta has raised over $70,000 and secured the endorsement of over seventy community leaders including various former and current elected officials.

Coletta intends to run a robust, grassroots campaign focused on listening to residents, having inclusive discussions about the issues, and will bring her vision for the district directly to voters.

To learn more visit about, Facebook at @GigiforDistrictOne, and Twitter @Gigi4District1.

About Gabriela:
Gabriela Coletta has dedicated her entire life working in service to others and empowering her neighbors to become involved in local democracy. She’s currently the External Relations Manager at the New England Aquarium where she advocates for a more resilient, inclusive, and accessible waterfront for all Bostonians. As Campaign Manager for Councilor Edwards’s successful 2017 campaign, Gabriela activated and mobilized a grassroots campaign consisting of a broad coalition of residents, unions, volunteers, and advocacy groups numbering over 500 people – all of whom felt disenfranchised by the political establishment – to elect the first Black woman to represent us on the Boston City Council. For more information, please visit