Joel Richards, currently a teacher at the Blackstone Elementary School in the South End, has announced he's running for the District 4 (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale) seat that Andrea Campbell is giving up to run for mayor.
Richards lists his top issues as equity in education, housing for all and supporting small businesses.
Another BPS teacher is also thinking of running for the seat: Trevour Smith, a math teacher at Boston Latin School.
Over in District 7 (Roxbury, South End), Angelina Camacho, who ran in 2017, is running again for the seat Kim Janey won that year. Janey, currently council president, will become mayor once Marty Walsh goes to Washington; she has yet to say if she will try to become a more permanent mayor or run for reelection to her council seat.
Kelly Bates of Hyde Park, president of the Interaction Institute for Social Change has filed with the state to run for one of the four open at-large seats on the City Council but says she's yet to make a final decision.
Michelle Wu has thoughts about Western Massachusetts.