Political Notes: Councilor O’Malley adds new Latino, JP aides

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Alexandra Valdez (left), Councilor Matt O’Malley, and Beatriz Rivera.

(Courtesy Photo) Alexandra Valdez (left), Councilor Matt O’Malley, and Beatriz Rivera.

City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who lives in and represents Jamaica Plain, has added two news aides—Beatriz Rivera and Alexandra Valdez—to his staff, according to a press release.

Rivera will be his JP liaison, while Valdez will act as his Latino liaison.

“I am thrilled to have Beatriz and Alexandra on my staff. They are both smart and energetic and have strong connections to Jamaica Plain,” said O’Malley, according to the press release.

Rivera, who is a lifelong JP resident, previously worked as a community health educator at the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center and a program director at Spontaneous Celebrations.

Valdez, a Mattapan resident, has worked with Fundo Arcu, an organization that provides community services to the Dominican community. She is currently working towards her associate’s degree and plans to complete her bachelor’s degree at Suffolk University.