City Election Nov. 3

October 23, 2009
By

John Ruch

Voters will choose the next mayor of Boston and at least two new at-large city councilors in the Nov. 3 final election.

The mayoral candidates are Michael Flaherty and incumbent Thomas Menino.

In the at-large (citywide) Boston City Council race, eight candidates are vying for four seats. Voters can choose up to four candidates on the ballot, with the top vote-getters winning the seats. The candidates are: Felix G. Arroyo (JP resident); Doug Bennett; John Connolly (incumbent); Tomás Gonzalez; Tito Jackson; Andrew Kenneally; Steve Murphy (incumbent); and Ayanna Pressley.

In the race for the District 8 City Council seat, incumbent Mike Ross, the council’s president, is facing a challenge from Oscar Brookins. District 8 includes part of Hyde Square.

Incumbent John Tobin is running unopposed for the District 6 City Council seat, which covers most of Jamaica Plain.

In District 7 (Egleston Square), incumbent Chuck Turner, who is under indictment on federal corruption charges, faces a challenge from Carlos “Tony” Henriquez.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find out your polling place, contact the Boston Election Department at 635-3767 or www.cityofboston.gov/elections.

Residents still have chances to see most of the candidates in local forums. [See JP Agenda.] For ongoing campaign coverage, see the Gazette web site at www.JamaicaPlainGazette.com.

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