May 22, 2013
Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus PAC Endorses Annissa Essaibi George for Boston City Council-At-Large
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) Political Action Committee has endorsed Annissa Essaibi George for Boston City Council-At-Large. The preliminary election for district seats on the City Council will be held on September 24, 2013 with the final election on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
“We are thrilled to endorse Annissa Essaibi George for Boston City Council,” said MWPC Executive Director, Priti Rao. “A lifelong Boston resident and mother of four, Annissa understands the unique challenges families face in Boston. Annissa is a teacher at East Boston High School and owns Stitch House, a yarn and fabric shop in Dorchester. Annissa has what it takes to fight for economic development and better schools in the City Council. We are thrilled to work with Annissa on her road to the City Council.”
“I am so grateful to have the support of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus” said Ms. George. “The MWPC plays a crucial role in helping to get more women elected here in the city of Boston by providing on-the-ground support for qualified women candidates. I am looking forward to working with the MWPC during my run for Boston City Council At-Large.”
Ms. George has a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and master’s degree from University of Massachusetts at Boston. Previously, she was the Executive Director of Fields Corner Main Streets and is an organizer of the Dot Day Parade. Ms. George lives in Dorchester with her husband and her four young children.
Contact: Priti Rao
About the MWPC PAC
Founded in 1971, the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus is a multi-partisan organization that works to increase the number of women elected and appointed to public office and public policy positions and to increase the involvement of women of all ages in the political process to give women the skills they need for effective political and public policy participation. For more information on the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus’ Political Action Committee, please visit www.mwpcpac.org
For Immediate Release
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Mom, Teacher, Business Owner Takes First Step in Boston City Councilor At-Large Race
Annissa Essaibi George is married to Dorchester native Doug George. They are the proud parents of four boys: Douglas, age 8, and triplets, Charlie, Kayden and Samir, age 6. The boys attend Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy, the same school Annissa and Doug attended as children (then known as St. Margaret School). Annissa graduated from Boston Technical High School and earned her B.A. from Boston University. She also has a Masters degree of Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Since 2001, Annissa has been a teacher at East Boston High School. She is a Massachusetts Certified Teacher in Secondary Education in Political Science/Political Philosophy. She has taught Economics, Business Management (as part of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship) and Health & Human Services to juniors and seniors at the high school. During her tenure she was also served the assistant softball coach.
Annissa is the owner of Stitch House. Stitch House is a thriving, small business attracting customers from the greater Boston area and beyond since 2007. This retail shop sells yarn and fabrics and offers a number of classes in knitting, sewing, quilting and crochet, all hobbies Annissa has enjoyed since childhood.
Annissa has served the community in a number of ways. She is an active member of the community serving on the Dorchester House Health Center Board of Directors, Dorchester Day Parade Committee, Columbia Point Task Force, former Board Member of McCormack Civic Association, former President of Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association, coach for East Boston Summer Softball, and many more activities in her role as mom, teacher and business owner. She is invested in this great City of Boston. The most important issues to Annissa include quality and access to Boston’s schools, public safety, and economic development. Boston can do better in delivering the promise of a higher quality of life to all of its residents.
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