Segun Idowu of Hyde Park has announced an exploratory committee to look at running next year for the 14th Suffolk state-representative seat long held by Angelo Scaccia.
Idowu, 29 and a graduate of Boston Latin Academy and Morehouse College, was one of the founders of the Boston Police Camera Action Team, which has been fighting since 2015 to require BPD officers to wear body cameras.
Scaccia is the longest-serving state representative in office. Save for a two-year break in the late 1970s, he has represented Hyde Park, part of Roslindale and a sliver of West Roxbury since 1973.
In 2014, he fended off challenges from Virak Uy and Anthony Solamine.