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Margaret Farmer spoke at the Ward 3 Democratic Committee Candidates Night on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017. Farmer is running for District 1 City Council. “I’m the only candidate in the race who doesn’t work for the mayor;” something Farmer makes clear to each audience she speaks to.

Farmer, originally from Maine, has been an East Boston resident for 15 years. She served as president to the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association, a community group, in East Boston. Farmer is the Director of Development for the North Suffolk Mental Health Association. The Association is a local non-profit that provides mental health, recovery, and early intervention services for individuals and families. For more about Farmer, visit her About Margaret page.

One of her main goals is to establish an inner harbor ferry connecting East Boston, Charlestown and the North End to the airport, Seaport, and Red Line at South Station. The ferry, she argues, would “Ease congestion on the North Washington Street Bridge, the Blue line at Maverick and even on Commercial and Hanover Streets.”

The minimum wage in the City of Boston is currently $11 per hour. Farmer wants to change that minimum to $15 per hour if she is elected city councilor. Farmer wants the city to do even more to combat the opioid crisis in Boston. She suggests, “Creating a Boston version of the Angel Program, pioneered and already successful in Gloucester, where an individual can walk into a police station and ask for help finding treatment.” To see more information on all of Farmer’s issues, visit her Issues page.

Watch the video of Farmer speaking at the Ward 3 Candidates Night for full coverage. You can find out more information about Margaret Farmer on her website.

Candidates running for District 1 City Council include: Stephen Passacantilli (Endorsed by Ward 3 Democrats), Margaret Farmer, and Lydia Edwards. District 1 includes the North End, Charlestown and East Boston. The preliminary election will be on September 26th, 2017. The two candidates selected from that election will appear on the general municipal election ballot on November 7th, 2017.

Follow us for more on all of the candidates who came to speak at Candidates Night. For more information on the District 1 City Council Race, follow our District 1 Tag.

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