Suzanne Lee, the former elementary school principal who lost to City Councillor Bill Linehan by 97 votes in 2011, said Wednesday she plans to mount another campaign this year for the District 2 seat.
“As I’ve continued to talk to residents throughout the district, I still hear concerns about jobs and liveable wages, about ensuring that every child has a quality education and about making Boston a place where families can find affordable housing options,” Lee said in a statement. “As City Councilor, I will build on my years of service to our communities and work hard to deliver the results that our families deserve.”
Linehan is expected to run for reelection. He held a fundraiser last week at J.J. Foley's.
Lee’s interest in a potential rematch has been apparent to close observers of Boston politics: She kept making deposits in her campaign fundraising account last year and often appeared at several high profile meetings, like the ones held by an advisory panel that outlined an overhaul of the city’s student assignment process.
Lee, a Chinatown resident who grew up in Grove Hall, was the principal of the Josiah Quincy Elementary School for 10 years.
Linehan, a South Boston resident who previously worked for the city’s Parks Department and the city's chief operating officer, has held the seat since 2007.
District 2 includes South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Bay Village and Fort Point.