City Council candidates seek papers

Eleven candidates had applied for nomination papers in the race for the four At-Large City Council seats at the Gazette deadline, though others have announced their intention to also enter the fight.

Some of those who have announced include current At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley and Jamaica Plain resident Shaun Ivers.

The first day candidates could apply for the papers at City Hall was April 17, and as of April 22, the following had: Michael Bronner, Lee Buckley, Christopher Conroy, Annissa Essaibi George, Gene Gorman, Jerina Harris, Jed Hresko, Gareth Saunders, Seamus Whelan, Francisco White and Michelle Wu. Buckley and Saunders also applied for papers in the mayoral race.

For the District 6 City Council seat, which covers most of Jamaica Plain, incumbent Matt O’Malley is the only one who has applied for papers.

For the District 4 City Council seat, which covers the Woodbourne section of JP, current holder Charles Yancey applied for papers, though he also took out papers for the mayor’s race. Joining him in applying for District 4 papers are Steven Godfrey, Jerina Harris, J.R. Rucker and Terrance Williams.

The District 7 and District 8 seats used to cover Egleston Square and a portion of Back of the Hill, respectively, but those sections are covered by District 6 under the new redistricting map. District 7 still covers Franklin Park.

Candidates have until May 13 to apply for the nomination papers.

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