Ransom Suspends Campaign for District 6 City Council Seat

Kelly Ransom has removed herself as a candidate for the District 6 Boston City Council. Citing an immediate family member's emergency medical situation, Ransom decided not to run for the seat being vacated by Matt O'Malley. "While withdrawing from this race is one of the most painful decisions I have ever made for myself, the thought of losing fleeting time with a family member is a pain that I cannot carry inside me for the rest of my time on this earth," she wrote in released statement. That leaves only two candidates in the field, Kendra Hicks and Mary Tamer.

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District 6 City Council Candidates Forum on April 28

There will be a candidates forum for the Boston City Council District 6 race on April 28. The three declared candidates are all expected to participate: Kendra Hicks, Kelly Ransom, and Mary Tamer. The District 6 seat is open because current councilor Matt O'Malley chose not to run again. JP Progressives, Mijente, and NAACP Boston Branch are hosting a candidate forum for the District 6 City Council race. The forum will be on Wednesday, April 28 at 7 pm.

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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.

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Kendra Hicks Receives $31K in First Month of Fundraising for District Council Seat

Boston City Council District 6 candidate Kendra Hicks took in an impressive $31,492 in her first month of fundraising. Hicks announced her candidacy for the district seat in September and had 414 individual donations, according to the campaign's ActBlue account that she shared with Jamaica Plain News. So she collected that total in less than a full month. Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance's (OCPF) website reported she received $24,379. But that difference is due to a lag in reporting because of USPS delays for the checks, said Hicks.

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