By Milton J. Valencia, May 10, 2019

The growing list of candidates for a City Council seat now includes a Republican — the former chair of the state GOP — a rarity in city politics dominated by Democrats.

Jennifer Nassour, an attorney who lives in the Back Bay, announced her candidacy earlier this week for the seat held by Councilor Josh Zakim, who said in March that he would not seek reelection this fall. The district stretches from Beacon Hill to the West End, and includes Mission Hill and Audubon Circle.

“I love this city, I live and work in this city and I am raising my three daughters in this amazing city; I understand the joys and the challenges of what living as a family in Boston looks and feels like,” Nassour said in a statement. “I recognize our communities’ unique qualities, and will work to preserve and support their historic value, serve the residents’ needs and make room for new members to join our neighborhoods.”

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