Meet The Mayoral Candidates
The city says that 113,222 votes were cast in the primary. That’s 30% of the city’s 368,000 registered voters.
Less than a one-third voter turnout would be a pathetic outcome, a troubling sign of voter ignorance, indifference and negligence.
For the first time in two decades, the name “Thomas Menino” was not on the ballot for the mayor of Boston.
Boston’s preliminary election is Tuesday, September 24.
The 12 candidates vying to succeed Menino have been out in the neighborhoods hoping to gain traction in a wide open race.
No question, the genteel veneer of the mayor’s race is starting to slip as voting day approaches and for two of the leading candidates.
Despite the sweltering heat, it was an overflow crowd at Boston Teachers Union Hall In Dorchester last Wednesday.
A dozen candidates to be Boston’s next mayor will be narrowed down to just two next week.
Boston’s Action for Community Development held a Mayor’s Forum at their headquarters in downtown Boston last week.
Tuesday’s Boston Globe endorsement of City Councilor John Connolly and community activist John Barros gives them a boost and is especially helpful to Barros.