Hear directly from candidates running for office in Boston!

Ethos, as Boston’s first community-based nonprofit solely devoted to keeping elders at home, has always created opportunities to bring issues that are relevant to older adults to the forefront of debate among candidates for office and elected officials. As part of that mission, we will be holding a series of briefings and forums throughout October.

These events will provide each candidate and their staff with the opportunity to learn more about Ethos, how services for the elderly and disabled are funded and delivered, and key issues around aging and older adults in Boston and, to speak directly to senior voters.

Boston Mayoral Candidates Forum

Friday, October 15, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, via Zoom
Featuring At-Large City Councilor’s Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George

Michelle Wu has been an At-Large member of the Boston City Council since 2014. She attended Harvard University and received her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She lives in Roslindale with her husband, two sons in Roslindale.

Annissa Essaibi George has been an At-Large member of the Boston City Council since 2016. She attended Boston University and received her master’s degree in education from The University of Massachusetts-Boston. She lives in Dorchester with her husband and has four sons.


Boston City Council District 6 Candidates Forum

Wednesday, October 13, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, via Zoom
Featuring Mary Tamer and Kendra Hicks

Mary Tamer was born and raised in West Roxbury. She is a former Boston School Committee member and a past President of the League of Women Voters of Boston. She and her husband, Paul, are the parents of two sons they raised in Roslindale and West Roxbury.

Kendra Hicks was born in Bronx, NY, and raised in Jamaica Plain. She is the Director of Radical Philanthropy at Resist, a Boston-based foundation, and an artist. She lives in Jamaica Plain with her 5-year-old son.



For more information or to submit a question to the candidates, please contact Ray Santos at rsantos@ethocare.org or 617-477-6638.