- First Suffolk and Middlesex
Lydia Edwards was elected to the state Senate in 2022, where she represents Revere, Winthrop, and several neighborhoods of Boston: including East Boston, the North End, the West End, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and parts of Fenway. She serves as the chairperson for the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses, as well as the Vice Chair for the Joint Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.
Prior to her election as state Senator, Edwards was a Boston City Councilor representing District 1 for four years, where she worked to increase access to affordable housing and advocated for governmental transparency. Edwards statewide campaign for the passage of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights led her to be nominated in 2015 by The Boston Globe as a Bostonian of the Year, Honorable Mention.
She graduated from American University Washington College of Law and received an LLM in taxation from Boston University School of Law. Edwards lives in East Boston, where she loves to run along the waterfront, practice martial arts, and out-lift Mayor Michelle Wu.