Annissa Essaibi George: A ‘Boston girl’ shaped by immigrant roots

Some have called her a moderate in the race, a candidate looking to corral some of the base of voters loyal to former mayor Marty Walsh, her Dorchester neighbor growing up and a longtime political ally. Annissa Essaibi George describes herself simply as a “pragmatic and practical elected official, legislator, leader.”

One of six candidates vying in the open race for mayor, the at-large city councilor often cites the on-the-ground experience that would guide her pragmatic approach to challenges facing the city. That includes her time operating a small business — Essaibi George owns the Stitch House, a Dorchester yarn shop — but foremost among the practical experiences she points to are her 13 years as a Boston high school teacher prior to her 2015 election to the council.

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