District 6 Boston City Council Candidates Virtual Town Hall on Monday

The two declared candidates for the District 6 Boston City Council seat will participate in a virtual town hall on Monday night. Kendra Hicks and Mary Tamer will be answering questions on the online virtual event being hosted by the Greater Boston Young Democrats and Young Democrats of Massachusetts on Monday, Feb. 22 at 7 pm. Current District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley has stated he is not seeking reelection. Questions can be submitted ahead of time by using this form.


David Halbert Running for At-Large Boston City Council Seat

David Halbert is hoping the second time is a charm, as he's running for an at-large seat on the Boston City Council for the second time. “Boston is an incredible city full of opportunity and possibility – but sadly also rampant inequality,” said Halbert. “Whether we are talking about housing, education, job opportunities, experiences with law-enforcement, among other critical issues facing Bostonians every day, Boston is not the same for every resident. I am running for City Council to work every day to provide the leadership, representation, and voice needed to ensure that Boston is a city that works for all, whether your Boston story stretches back generations or is just starting its first chapter.”

Halbert ran in the last election cycle for the Boston City Council in 2019. In the preliminary election he finished eighth to advance to the primary election, and finished eighth in the November general election.


Former School Committee Member Mary Tamer Running for District 6 City Council Seat

Former Boston School Committee member and past president of Boston's League of Women Voters Mary Tamer has thrown her hat into the ring for the District 6 Boston City Council seat. Tamer is a West Roxbury resident, and announced her candidacy on Facebook. "I am running for City Council because residents of Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Roslindale, and Mission Hill deserve strong leadership as we face a second COVID-19 spike and then proactively plan for an equitable recovery. Bostonians have been so vigilant throughout, but it is critical that our elected leaders are giving our neighbors the support that they deserve," wrote Tamer. Tamer was on the Boston School Committee from January 2010 through December 2013.