(Image courtesy Councilor Yancey's office)
With the strong backing of Mattapan voters, City Councilor Charles Yancey retained his District 4 seat during Tuesday's Municipal Election.
“I’m filled with a sense of gratitude and humbleness the people of Mattapan have stuck by me through all these years and tough times,” said Yancey.
Pulling in nearly 4,000 votes Yancey took 89% of election over his opponent, J.R. Rucker, and is now the longest serving District Councilor in Boston City Council’s history.
Even though the councilor has served on the City Council since 1983, Yancey knows he isn’t done yet.
“My work isn’t done. A lot of issues still need to be addressed in this city. We need to make sure that the city government reflects the people it represents from the top to the bottom, we need to invest in our students,” said Yancey.
“The best investments we can make are in our young people. If we continue to put those investments off it puts our student’s at a disadvantage,” added the councilor.
Along with better youth services, Yancey said he hopes to highlight safety concerns in his district, along with advocating for a new Mattapan High School and better educational opportunities for all students in Boston.