This Tuesday’s municipal election will most likely be a quiet election with few contested races. But there is a strong possibility that some challengers will defeat incumbents.
All four incumbents are seeking reelection with only one challenger, Annissa Essaibi-George. Essaibi-George finished fifth in 2013 in the last at-large city council election, but started campaigning earlier and has gained numerous endorsements, including from current Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.
Read a Q&A with Annissa Essaibi-George here.
Read a Q&A with Ayanna Pressley here.
Read a Q&A with Stephen Murphy here.
Read a Q&A with Michelle Wu here.
Read a Q&A with Michael Flaherty here.
District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents the majority of Jamaica Plain, is unopposed.
The District 4 City Council race is a hot race with a strong possibility that longtime incumbent Charles Yancey will lose to Andrea Campbell. In the September preliminary Campbell received 1,982 votes or 57%, Yancey, who was first elected in 1984, received 1,159 votes or 33%. Click here for Jamaica Plain News’ coverage of a District 4 forum. District 4 represents Mattapan, Dorchester and a little bit of Jamaica Plain. Ward 19, Precinct 12, is the JP portion. That is the Woodbourne neighborhood including all of Northbourne, Bournedale, Goodway and Catherine streets and most of Southbourne, as well as the odd side of Bourne Street from Patten to Neponset Avenue in Roslindale.