Lydia Edwards has been a consistent career activist and advocate for the  people around her. She was raised by her mother, actively in the military but eventually settled in East Boston as her home. Prior to her being elected State Senator and Boston City Council, she was a public interest attorney within the Greater Boston Legal Services. Her main challenge while being an attorney was focusing on unemployment problems , equitable treatment for domestic workers, back wages etc. In November of 2017, she was elected to the Boston City Council.  As a councilor, she represents East Boston, North End, and Charlestown. Her work included protecting Boston’s affordable housing stock. Additionally, Lydia also strived to rebuild public housing, reduce air pollution, and expand water exportation. Although her title has changed, Lydia continues to advocate for immigrants, workers in her position as State Senator. Her goal is to make our commonwealth broad, economical, and inclusive.