Field narrows for City election

July 5, 2013
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The field for the mayoral race dropped from 15 candidates to 12 after a review of required signatures, according to a City document. Mayoral candidates had to collect 3,000 signatures.

One Jamaica Plain resident—At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo—is in the mayoral race.

The other mayoral candidates are City Councilors John Connolly, Rob Consalvo, Mike Ross and Charles Yancey; Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative Executive Director John Barros; former police officer and co-founder of the TOUCH 106.1 FM Charles Clemons; Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley; former state Rep. Charlotte Golar Richie; Codman Square Health Center founder Bill Walczak; state Rep. Martin Walsh; and Jackson Square resident David Wyatt.

For the At-Large City Council race, 19 candidates remain after the review, including JPer Douglas Wohn. At-Large City Councilor candidates needed 1,500 signatures.

The other At-Large City Councilor candidates are incumbent City Councilors Stephen Murphy and Ayanna Pressley; Frank John Addivinola Jr.; Christopher Conroy; former City Councilor and mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty; Philip Arthur Frattaroli; former state Rep. Althea Garrison; Annissa Essaibi George; Jack Kelly III; Keith Kenyon; Martin Keogh; Catherine O’Neill; Jeffrey Michael Ross; Gareth Saunders; Ramon Soto; Seamus Whelan; Francisco White; and Michelle Wu.

The District 6 City Council seat has two candidates: JPer Matt O’Malley, the current office holder, and West Roxbury’s Luis Valerio.

The District 4 City Council seat, which covers the Woodbourne section of JP, has four candidates—none of whom are JP residents—after the review. The current office holder, Charles Yancey, is one of the four candidates. Yancey is also a mayoral candidate.

The other candidates are Steven Godfrey, Divo Rodrigues Monteiro and Terrance Williams.

District 6 candidates required 200 signatures, while District 4 candidates needed 189 signatures.

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