David Halbert

David Halbert

Boston City Council, At-Large, MA

David knows that Boston is an incredible city full of opportunity, but those opportunities are not shared by everyone. Having dedicated his over 15 year career to progressive causes and public service, David understands that the best kind of government is one that empowers more voices to be at the table. As a Black man in Boston, David knows that those of us who have been looked around, looked past, and looked through know the difference between true representation versus tokenism - and will accept nothing less.

When David thinks about the future, he thinks about the kind of Boston he works every day to create for his daughters. By focusing on housing justice, educational justice, & economic opportunity, and understanding how these issues intersect with so many other policy concerns, David knows we can create the kind of progressive, innovative, & values-led solutions that will put Boston on a path towards being a truly equitable city for all.

David lives in Dorchester with his wife, Lauren, and their two daughters. He is the first At-Large candidate to announce rejecting corporate PAC, fossil fuel, and police union money. If elected, David would be the first Black man, directly elected citywide since 1981.