by Susannah Sudborough via https://www.tauntongazette.com/
First-time candidate Tanya Lobo, founder of T.R.U.E. Diversity — a grassroots organization seeking to achieve equity in health, education and opportunity for marginalized groups — has announced her candidacy for Taunton City Council.
If elected, she could become the first Black woman to serve on the Council.
Lobo, 39, said she decided to run after being inspired by the way the city came together in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. She said she is passionate about working to fix the economic and racial disparities that the pandemic has made clear.
“This past year was hard, but one of the good things that came out of it was the…