Alex is a Democrat running to become Boston’s first-ever blind city councilor and if elected in 2021 he would be the only blind city councilor serving in America. He is an attorney who currently serves as an advisor to Mayor Martin Walsh and the city of Boston and formerly was an advisor to Governor Deval Patrick. He helped to start Boston’s first-ever Tuition Free Community College Plan under Walsh and helped to launch the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line under Patrick. Gray will focus on ensuring an equitable recovery from COVID-19 for Boston, creating more affordable and physically accessible housing options, expanding educational opportunities, and fighting for good jobs that both pay living wages and provide benefits.
Gray is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School. He lives in Jamaica Plain with his wife, Lauren. He is on the Board of the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Library and is an active member of the Boston Bar Association serving on their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Section.