2.5 min readBy Published On: October 28th, 2015Categories: News0 Comments on Election Day Candidate Spotlight

Annissa Essaibi George

There’s an election coming up on Tuesday, November 3rd.  One of the people you will be voting for will be City Council at-Large.  There are five candidates running for four spots: Michael Flaherty, Stephen Murphy, Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu and Annissa Assaibi George.  

As part of an Election Day Series, here’s a little Q&A with Annissa Essaibi George: 

South Boston is in parking crisis mode.  What are your ideas on how to create parking spots?
South Boston is in the midst of a serious parking crisis. Nothing highlighted this more than this past winter.  To address this problem, we need to ensure that all new development provides an adequate amount of parking spaces.  We also must do more to crack down on out-of-state plates and cars that are parked on our streets for extended periods of time. 

Do you take the MBTA?  When was the last time?
I live between the Andrew Square and JFK/UMass Red Line stops. I have taken the T recently while attending City Council meetings in town. I both drive and use public transport in Boston and public transportation this past year was completely unacceptable. Parking was near impossible and the MBTA faced endless delays and cancellations. Not only was it frustrating, but it cost our economy billions of dollars, impacted small business owners and restaurants, and prevented residents from getting to work.  As a City Councilor, I will prioritize working with the Boston delegation and Mayor to reform our transportation system and advocate for real investments in modernization.

Are you for spot savers? 
I’ve lived in Dorchester my entire life, so I understand how difficult it can be to find a parking place during the winter.  I believe that if a person spends time and energy digging out their cars then they deserve the right to save that spot.

Name something that people would be surprised to learn about you?
I have four boys, including triplets.  All four of them go to school at the Perry School. I am of Polish and Tunisian parents and speak conversational Polish and as a kid often attended Polish Mass at St. Mary’s in Andrew Square.

Why should people vote for you?
People should vote for me because I will bring an independent voice and fresh perspective to the Boston City Council.  I’m a mom, Boston Public Schools teacher, and a small business owner.  I have raised my four sons with my husband, Doug, in Dorchester, and for the past 13 years I have coached Softball and taught at East Boston High School. I have seen first-hand what works and what needs to be reformed in our schools. 

What’s is your standard order at Sully’s?
Cheeseburger all around, large fry, and a strawberry shake.  For dessert, a softserve twist on a cone

To learn more about Annissa’s campaign visit: http://annissaforboston.com

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