Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday will endorse two City Council candidates, Lydia Edwards of East Boston and Kim Janey of Roxbury.
Edwards, an attorney, placed a close second in the September preliminary election, finishing behind Stephen Passacantilli of the North End in the race for District 1.
Passacantilli has claimed the backing of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, setting up a potential proxy battle between two of the state’s leading Democrats in next Tuesday’s final election.
The district also includes Charlestown, Healey’s home neighborhood. City councilor Sal LaMattina is relinquishing his seat, creating the race to succeed him.
Healey aides said she and Edwards worked together implementing a domestic-workers law and on wage theft cases.
Janey, senior project director at Massachusetts Advocates for Children, came in first place in the preliminary, running at the front of a large field of candidates. District 7 includes Roxbury and parts of Dorchester, the South End, and Fenway.
Janey’s opponent is Rufus J. Falk, the second-place finisher in that election and program director for an anti-violence group. He received less than half Janey’s total votes in September.
The district’s current councilor, Tito Jackson, is giving up his seat to run against Walsh.
Earlier this year, Healey endorsed Mike Kelley, a former aide to Mayor Thomas M. Menino, in his race for District 2. Kelley faces Ed Flynn, a Navy veteran and the son of former mayor Raymond Flynn, for the district that includes South Boston, the South End, and Chinatown.
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