By Allysha Dunnigan | May 12, 2021
LYNN — School Committee member Jared Nicholson hosted a virtual campaign launch for his mayoral bid Wednesday night, which also served as a forum for him to discuss his plans and goals for the city.
Nicholson, who has been on the school board for six years, declared his candidacy in late March, shortly after Mayor Thomas M. McGee announced he would not be seeking re-election.
Beginning his work in Lynn when he founded a legal aid practice working with low-income entrepreneurs and small businesses, Nicholson said he immediately saw the connection between economic development and education and the importance of that connection for the future of the city.
“In this race for mayor, I’m really excited that I can draw on the experience in education and that experience in housing economic development in a way that makes me feel prepared to step up into this role at this moment,” Nicholson said. “I’m running for mayor because I believe I have the skills and experience to provide leadership for inclusive growth — to both create opportunities for growth and to make those opportunities inclusive.”