Prelim Results: Hicks Finishes First in D6 Race; Wu and Essaibi-George Final Two in Mayor’s Race

Kendra Hicks finished first in Tuesday's preliminary Boston City Council District 6 race, setting up a November municipal election against Mary Tamer. Update as of 10:22 am (September 15):

The city tabulated all vote totals after working through the night. In the District 6 race Kendra Hicks received 49.97% of votes (9,236), with Mary Tamer getting 43.19% of votes (7,984), and Winnie Eke received 6.43% of votes (1,188). Hicks bested Tamer by 1,252 votes. There were also 76 write-in votes.


Poll: Who’s Got Your Vote For District 6 City Councilor?

Tuesday is Election Day and there are three candidates vying to be the next District 6 Boston City Councilor. Take the poll and vote for your preferred candidate. The three candidates are Winnie Eke, Kendra Hicks, and Mary Tamer. Click here to read Part I and II of a Jamaica Plain News Q&A with all three candidates.


Opinion: Consider Science at the Polling Booth When Voting for City Council and Mayor

Voting for the president is often the first thing that comes to mind when most of us think of taking political action. While it’s true that voting for the highest office is important, the changes that most affect our day-to-day lives are happening here in Boston. The primary elections for the Boston City Council and mayor are September 14. Boston City Councilors represent and support us as the connector between the people and city hall for issues and services directly related to Boston. Our local elected officials are the ones who dictate the local laws, policies, and budgets that affect us the most.


Boston City Council District 6 Online Candidates Forum on Aug. 31

The three candidates for the Boston City Council District 6 seat will be participating in an online candidates forum hosted by Ward 11 and 19 Democratic Committees on Aug. 31. Winnie Eke, Kendra Hicks, and Mary Tamer are vying for the District 6 seat which is being vacated by Matt O'Malley, who chose not to run after 10 years in office. Click here for Part I and Part II of Jamaica Plain News' Q&A's with the three candidates. Tuesday night's forum starts at 7 pm and will focus on questions that are of particular concerns to District 6.