City Councilor Michelle Wu easily topped the ticket in Tuesday's at-large Boston City Council preliminary election. She was followed by fellow incumbents Annissa Essaibi-George and Michael Flaherty. The top eight finishers in the at-large race will advance to the November final, and the final four in that race will be city councilors. Tuesday's great eight were: Wu, Essaibi-George and Flaherty, Alejandra St. Guillen, Julia Mejia, incumbent Althea Garrison, Erin Murphy and David Halbert.
Tuesday is another municipal election and there's one interesting race to Jamaica Plain residents -- the at-large Boston City Council race, which includes four incumbents and 11 challengers. Before we dive into the at-large race, let's briefly talk about the district races. Most of Jamaica Plain is represented by District 6, and Matt O'Malley has no challenger this time around. District 4 also has a sliver of it in Jamaica Plain, and current Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell is also unopposed. Looks like O'Malley and Campbell's toughest opponent will be the vaunted blank vote.
UPDATE: The location of the forum has changed. JP Progressives is hosting its second at-large City Councilor candidates forum on June 3. JP Progressives is hosting its second forum with Mijente, and Right to the City Vote at Doyle's Cafe at 6:30 pm. The forum was going to be hosted at Forest Hills Covenant Church, but JP Progressives changed the forum location because the church is a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination, which does not support marriage equality. "This particular congregation is in the process of defining its own position on these issues, but until the church is unequivocally affirming of LGBTQ+ rights, we will not be able to hold events at this location," said an email from JP Progressives.
The first of two candidate forums being hosted by JP Progressives for the four at-large Boston City Council seats is being held at Doyle's Cafe on Thursday. It was not immediately clear which of the many at-large city council candidates would be participating in the forum. The forum is being hosted by JP Progressives, MiJente, and Right to the City Vote. The event starts at 6:30 pm in Doyle's back room. This is a free event open to the public.
The Boston Ward 11 Democratic Committee caucus will be held on May 20 to elect delegates and alternates for the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. Anyone is welcome to attend the caucus, and all Democrats who are registered or pre-registered in Ward 11 can vote; Voters can also register to vote in the caucus at the site. Boston Ward 11 Democratic Committee represents parts of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. Click here to see which ward you reside. The caucus will be held on Monday, May 20 at the Farnsworth House (90 South St., Jamaica Plain).