One of the most low-key municipal elections will occur on Tuesday, September 26th. How sleepy is this preliminary election? Aside from the mayoral race, there are only four district council preliminary races to whittle the candidates down to a final two for November 7th general election.
Possibly the most interesting race is for the District 7 seat to replace Tito Jackson, who is running for mayor. Thirteen candidates are vying to get into the final two spots with Kim Janey, Hassan Williams, Joao Gomes Depina and Deeqo M Jibril, among the favorites to advance. Click here for the Bay State Banner's coverage of a Sept. 13th forum that featured 11 of the 13 candidates.
The other city council races are in District 1, District 2 and District 9. District 1 and 2 have open fields as the current councilors are not seeking reelection. Incumbent Mark Ciommo is seeking reelection for the District 9 seat. Click here for a list of all the candidates in these three races.
The mayor's race is pretty much a two-way race between heavily favored incumbent Mayor Martin Walsh and District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson. There are two other candidates in the mayoral election: Joseph Wiley and Robert Cappucci, a former district school committee member and veteran.
There will not be a preliminary election for city councilor at large.
Polls open at 7 am for the preliminary election and close at 8 pm. Click here to know where you vote in your district.