Coalition endorses council candidates
Eight years ago, when Alejandra St. Guillen was executive director of the Latino Political group ¿Oiste?, the choices of which candidates to endorse were often limited to the four people of color on the white-male-dominated Boston City Council. Now, with six women of color seated on the body and several more black and Latino candidates in contention for open district seats and the four at-large seats ¬— including St. Guillen — the endorsement process for progressive groups has become more complex.
An issue-oriented council race: Rent control, ICE, school budget: Voters seek answers from candidates
The Bay State Banner - June 18, 2019
When at-large City Councilor Michelle Wu teamed up with District 7 Councilor Kim Janey and at-large candidate Alejandra St. Guillen to open a joint campaign office in Dudley Square Saturday, it was the first time in 10 years a slate of candidates has worked together in a local Boston election.
OPENLY GAY & FIRST LATINX WOMAN RUNS FOR BOSTON CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE SEAT
The Rainbow Times - June 6, 2019
If there is something that the mid-term elections have taught Americans is that the political arena is shifting because voters are more interested in people who bring them results, not just promises, who share similar backgrounds and intersectionalities. Those elections resulted in the highest number of LGBT people ever holding public office, including women and people of color—from various races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. In Boston, Alejandra St. Guillen, isn’t just another candidate. If elected, she will make history as the first Latinx woman to take a seat on the Boston City Council.
Women of color team up for Boston City Council run
The Boston Globe - June 2, 2019
Women of color transformed the Boston City Council in the last municipal election by claiming six of the 13 seats. Now some of them are upending campaign traditions by banding together to run in the next council contest. Three-term Councilor Michelle Wu and newcomer Alejandra St. Guillen — both in the competition for four at-large council seats — will share Dudley Square campaign headquarters with first-term Councilor Kim Janey, who’s running for reelection as a district councilor representing Roxbury.
Alejandra St. Guillén lanza su campaña para Concejal At-Large de Boston
El Mundo Boston - May 2, 2019
Alejandra St.Guillén, ex directora de ¿Oíste? y quien trabajó al lado del alcalde Marty Walsh como directora de la oficina de la Ciudad para el Avance de los Inmigrantes, lanzó oficialmente su candidatura para Concejal At-Large de Boston en una ceremonia en Roxbury en la que estuvo presente la Concejal general Michelle Wu. Guillén hizo un llamado para “construir una mejor ciudad para todos”.
Alejandra St. Guillen Lanzó Oficialmente Su Candidatura A Concejal De Boston
El Planeta - April 26, 2019
El pasado martes, Alejandra St.Guillen lanzó su campaña electoral para el cargo de Concejal General de la ciudad de Boston en Roxbury junto a la Concejal general Michelle Wu, e hizo un llamado para construir una mejor ciudad para todos.
Alejandra St. Guillen kicks off campaign for city councilor at-large alongside Michelle Wu
Sampan - April 23, 2019
ROXBURY – On Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m., Alejandra St. Guillen will kick off her campaign for Boston City Councilor At-Large at Backlash Brewery in Roxbury. Alejandra will be joined by one of her political mentors, Councilor at Large Michelle Wu, and will speak about her platform to fight for equality in Boston.
St. Guillen’s passion for politics began in tragedy
The Boston Globe - March 19, 2019
Alejandra St. Guillen’s path to political ambition has been one marked by public tragedy and private pain.
Fierce competition for votes, money in 2019 council race
Bay State Banner - April 29, 2019
Alejandra St. Guillen, one of 14 candidates vying for four at-large city council seats this fall, spoke to a who’s who of political activists during her campaign kick-off last week at the Backlash Beer Company brewery in Roxbury.
St. Guillen kicks off campaign for city councilor at-large with call for better Boston for all
Sampan - April 25, 2019
Joined by nearly 100 supporters, Alejandra St. Guillen kicked off her campaign for Boston City Councilor At-Large in Roxbury alongside Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu, calling for a better Boston for all.
“I became a teacher, an advocate, and public servant, to fight for everyone in this city because everyone should be able to live at their full potential,” said St. Guillen.
Alejandra St. Guillen working to become Boston’s first Latina councilor
Sampan - April 19, 2019
For Alejandra St. Guillen, she is no stranger to community work. She led the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA) and statewide Latino advocacy organization ¿Oíste?. She is running for the at-large seat on the Boston City Council.
Candidates vie for support during Latino forum
The Bay State Banner - February 6, 2019
More than 100 executives, nonprofit leaders, government workers and veteran political activists crowded into a meeting room at the law offices of Locke Lord in Boston Monday. At the front of the room were the three Latino candidates so far contending for City Council seats: at-large candidates Julia Mejia and Alejandra St. Guillen, and District 5 candidate Ricardo Arroyo.
Alejandra St. Guillen officially announced that seven people will compete for the Boston City Council
Boston Orange - April 28, 2019
This year, Boston municipal elections, will be held 9/24 for primaries, 11/5 for general election. At least seven people have announced their candidacy, including the incumbent Michelle Wu, and Alejandra St. Guillen, who resigned as the director of the City Immigration Progress Office.
Alejandra St. Guillen kicks off her campaign for Boston city council alongside Wu. Rep.
Politico - April 24, 2019
Alejandra St. Guillen at Boston, MA Caribbean Diaspora Radio Program
Authentic Caribbean Foundation - April 12, 2019
Alejandra St. Guillen Running for At-Large Boston City CouncIL
Jamaica Plain News - December 27, 2018
St. Guillen has serious Bostonian cred, from being raised in Mission Hill, attending Boston Latin School and she currently lives in West Roxbury with her wife, their son and two rescue dogs.
According to her website, she is running, "...to address the growing income inequality and build cross-neighborhood partnerships that focus on improving equity in educational outcomes and the impacts of public safety practices."