BPDA staffer weighs run for Miranda’s House seat

A member of the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s staff is considering a State House run after state Rep. Liz Miranda said she will seek a move to the state Senate rather than run for reelection.

Christopher Worrell, a 36-year-old lifelong Dorchester resident, is talking with family members and friends about a run. The younger brother of newly elected District 4 Councillor Brian Worrell, he currently works as a BPDA community engagement manager for Fenway, West Roxbury, and parts of Dorchester. He also coaches Pee-Wee basketball at the Perkins Community Center.

Christopher Worrell previously worked as director of constituent services for state Sen. Nick Collins (D-South Boston).

Other candidates may still emerge, with the primary expected sometime in September.

Miranda, whose Fifth Suffolk district includes parts of Dorchester and Roxbury, won the seat in 2018. She’s now turning her focus to a Senate run, spurred by the departure of Sonia Chang-Diaz, a Jamaica Plain Democrat who is a candidate for governor this year.

Nika Elugardo, a former Chang-Diaz aide who has served as a state representative in a neighboring district, is also running for that Senate seat.

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