Olympic bid architect seeks South Boston City Council seat. — POLITICO
Corey Dinopoulos, a designer, community organizer, and architect of the original Boston Olympic proposal, is running for the District 2 seat on the Boston City Council.
The district, which covers South Boston and a swath of the South End, Bay Village and Chinatown, is currently represented by former Council president Bill Linehan, who was rumored to be considering an exit from the Council last year. Linehan so far has made no official announcement.
“I want to join City Council as the voice of a new generation,” Dinopoulos wrote in an email to POLITICO Massachusetts. “City government is better when it reflects the diversity that makes Boston the greatest city in the world. At 32 years old, I would be one of the youngest and only LGBTQ councilors, who wants all Bostonians to have a voice in City Hall.”
Dinopoulos, a Dracut native who moved to Boston to attend the Massachusetts College of Art and Design 12 years ago, plans to focus on “innovative ideas to tackle Boston’s rising cost of living, public transportation, and access to quality education.” He currently lives in South Boston.
Dinopoulos plans to launch an official campaign website next week and hold a kick-off fundraiser on March 2. Former No Boston Olympics co-founder Chris Dempsey is slated to speak at the event.