BOSTON FOR ALL
TEACHER . PASTOR . FATHER
My name is Joel Richards - I am a Boston public school teacher, a pastor, and father of two boys (JC and Johan) living in the heart of Dorchester with my wife, Madeligne.
I am the proud son of Jamaican immigrants who instilled in me the values of hard work and mutual care. It is because of these values that I have spent my entire life working for the community - from the classroom, to the pews, to the streets. This work has taught me how to bring together diverse groups of people around the issues that unify us all - being able to provide for your family in a neighborhood that is safe and affordable.
That is why I am excited and proud to run for Boston City Council in District 3. I am running to unify the diverse neighborhoods of Dorchester, South Boston, and the South End on a campaign centered on building a Boston for all, where all students receive a quality education in a modern school, all families can afford to live in the neighborhoods they love, and where we can all get to work & home safely and on time.