By William Tauro
This past Thursday, candidate for congress for MA-7 (That includes Somerville) Rayla Campbell took to the streets of Somerville as well as spending the afternoon at the Foss Park Swimming Pool that’s located on Broadway talking and listening to people and families who were expressing their opinions, concerns and frustrations about Somerville.
Rayla also stopped in at the Somerville Fire Department Headquarters that’s also located on Broadway with coffee and donuts in hand wearing a “Red Lives Matter” flagged outfit to honor our firefighters and assuring them of her full support.
Rayla Campbell is running for Congress in MA-7 (Includes Somerville) against Ayanna Pressley and votes will have to be a write in of Rayla Campbell’s name as a candidate in the September primary.
Rayla is a native of Boston who grew up in Scituate. Rayla has resided in Randolph for the last 13 years and maintains strong family ties to the communities of Mattapan, Milton, Dorchester, Mission Hill, Roslindale, and W. Roxbury.
Rayla attended public schools and went right into the work force in Boston after returning to school to become a DANB Certified Dental Assistant graduating top of her class as Valedictorian at the Porter and Chester Institute of Canton. She then transitioned to insurance and claims management and now works as an administrator in the Healthcare industry.
Rayla is married to John with three beautiful children Josephine, Hannah, and Tytan. Rayla knows what it means to struggle and to succeed. Rayla wants to show others especially her children that in American the sky is the limit and that no matter who you are or where you’re from, nothing can stop you from achieving the American dream. Rayla is a fighter who is willing to stand up for her principles yet listen sincerely to all voices in the district. The constituents of the 7th District are her family, friends, colleagues, and as she campaigns across the district she hopes to unite the various and diverse voices in the district and speak for all who have needs and constituent services.
Boston deserves a Congresswoman focused on bipartisanship and solutions for the hard working people of the 7th District. Currently the district does not have a representative focused on these values but instead a radical and dark ideology focused on fomenting and promoting hate and disrespect to other Americans. This style of representation serves no one and hurts all who are represented by it. Both Boston and the nation have a rich and proud history and it should be protected not torn down. Rayla believes in American exceptionalism and that we should always honor our values, rights, and our Constitution. Rayla further believes leaders should lead not pander to special interested and their own petty partisan perspectives and rise above to serve the district. Our families and communities are diverse and should be represented by someone who believes in diversity and desires to represent a diverse pageantry of American ideas.