2019 Boston City Council election

Boston City Council elections will be held on November 5, 2019. Nine seats in the Boston City Council (five district representatives and four at-large members) are being contested; incumbents in four other districts are unopposed. A preliminary election will be held on September 24, 2019.[1]

Incumbents[edit]

Council President Andrea Campbell
District Name Councillor since Ref.
Incumbent councillors[2]
At-large Michelle Wu January 2014 [3]
Michael F. Flaherty January 2014 [4]
Annissa Essaibi George January 2016 [5]
Althea Garrisondouble-dagger January 2019 [6]
1 Lydia Edwards January 2018 [7]
2 Edward M. Flynn January 2018 [8]
3 Frank Baker January 2012 [9]
4 Andrea Campbelldagger January 2016 [10]
5 Timothy McCarthy January 2014 [11]
6 Matt O'Malley November 2010 [12]
7 Kim Janey January 2018 [13]
8 Josh Zakim January 2014 [14]
9 Mark Ciommo January 2008 [15]

dagger Council President
double-dagger Filled vacancy created by resignation of Ayanna Pressley upon her election to the United States House of Representatives

Announcements[edit]

  • On January 10, 2019, Timothy McCarthy announced that he would not seek re-election.[16]
  • On March 21, 2019, Josh Zakim announced that he would not seek re-election.[17]
  • On April 2, 2019, Mark Ciommo announced that he would not seek re-election.[18]

Candidates[edit]

Nomination forms could be submitted starting April 17, and candidates had a filing deadline of May 21.[19] Candidates who are confirmed to be on the preliminary election ballot of September 24 are listed below, in the order that they will appear on the ballot.[20][21] By law, Boston municipal elections are nonpartisan in that candidates do not represent a specific political party.

At-large[edit]

  • Erin J. Murphy
  • Michelle Wu (candidate for re-election)
  • Priscilla E. Flint-Banks
  • Althea Garrison (candidate for re-election)
  • Martin "Marty" Keogh
  • Alejandra Nicole St. Guillen
  • Michel Denis
  • Annissa Essaibi George (candidate for re-election)
  • Jeffrey Michael Ross
  • Domingos DaRosa
  • Michael F. Flaherty (candidate for re-election)
  • Herb Alexander Lozano
  • William A. King
  • David Halbert
  • Julia Mejia

Note: as there are four at-large positions to be filled, the top eight vote-getters in the preliminary election will appear on the general election ballot.

District 1[edit]

  • Lydia Edwards (candidate for re-election)

Note: there will be no preliminary election for this district, as the incumbent is unopposed.

District 2[edit]

  • Edward M. Flynn (candidate for re-election)

Note: there will be no preliminary election for this district, as the incumbent is unopposed.

District 3[edit]

  • Frank Baker (candidate for re-election)

Note: there will be no preliminary election for this district, as the incumbent is unopposed.

District 4[edit]

Note: there will be no preliminary election for this district; both candidates will appear on the general election ballot.

District 5[edit]

  • Justin Matthew Murad
  • Cecily Leticia Graham
  • Alkia T Powell
  • Yves Mary Jean
  • Ricardo Arroyo
  • Jean-Claude Sanon
  • Mimi E. Turchinetz
  • Maria Esdale Farrell

Note: the top two vote-getters in the preliminary election will appear on the general election ballot.

District 6[edit]

Note: there will be no preliminary election for this district, as the incumbent is unopposed.

District 7[edit]

  • Valerie Hope Rust
  • Kim Janey (candidate for re-election)
  • Roy Owens Sr.

Note: the top two vote-getters in the preliminary election will appear on the general election ballot.

District 8[edit]

Note: the top two vote-getters in the preliminary election will appear on the general election ballot.

District 9[edit]

  • Craig R. Cashman
  • Lee Nave Jr.
  • Amanda Gail Smart
  • Liz A. Breadon
  • Daniel J. Daly
  • Jonathan Lamar Allen
  • Brandon David Bowser

Note: the top two vote-getters in the preliminary election will appear on the general election ballot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 Election Calendar". boston.gov. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "City Council". boston.gov. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  3. ^ https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-council/michelle-wu
  4. ^ https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-council/michael-flaherty
  5. ^ https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-council/annissa-essaibi-george
  6. ^ https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-council/althea-garrison
  7. ^ https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-council/lydia-edwards
  8. ^ https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-council/ed-flynn
  9. ^ https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-council/frank-baker
  10. ^ https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-council/andrea-campbell
  11. ^ https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-council/timothy-mccarthy
  12. ^ https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-council/matt-omalley
  13. ^ https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-council/kim-janey
  14. ^ https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-council/josh-zakim
  15. ^ https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-council/mark-ciommo
  16. ^ Sutherland, Brooks (January 10, 2019). "Tim McCarthy won't seek re-election to Boston City Council". Boston Herald. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  17. ^ Dwyer, Dialynn (March 21, 2019). "Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim releases statement on not seeking re-election". Boston.com. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  18. ^ Valencia, Milton J. (April 2, 2019). "Mark Ciommo to leave Boston City Council after this term, in another departure". The Boston Globe. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  19. ^ Fisher, Jenna (April 3, 2019). "Another Boston Councilor Leaving". patch.com. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  20. ^ "CERTIFIED LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR CITY COUNCILLOR-AT-LARGE IN BALLOT ORDER PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION – SEPTEMBER 24, 2019" (PDF). City of Boston. July 2019. Retrieved July 21, 2019 – via boston.gov.
  21. ^ Smith, Jennifer (July 18, 2019). "Council ballots set for preliminary vote". Dorchester Reporter. Retrieved July 21, 2019.

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