Nov. 5 Election Roundup: What the candidates said about JP

The Nov. 5 city election will reshape Boston’s political landscape for years. Mayoral candidates John Connolly and Marty Walsh are locked in an epic battle to run the entire city. Jamaica Plain’s two district City Council seats are being fought for as well, and JP will weigh in on the eight candidates running for the council’s four at-large seats.

All of those candidates campaigned in JP–a high-voting neighborhood that will be a major electoral prize–and most of them met with the Gazette for full-length interviews. To review what they had to say in and about JP, click the links below.

Connolly granted the first major interview of his campaign to the Gazette in March. Walsh discussed his campaign in-depth with the Gazette in June. More recently, both candidates offered opinions on such local issues as the Casey Overpass replacement project.

Chris Faraone’s “Politics as Unusual” column has followed the twists and turns of the mayoral race since the day after Mayor Thomas Menino stunned the city by announcing he would not stand for re-election. Faraone has provided his unique take, and frequent scoops, every week since then. The full archive of “Politics as Unusual” can be read here.

In the race for the District 6 City Council seat that covers most of JP, incumbent Matt O’Malley faces challenger Luis Valerio.

And in JP’s Woodbourne area, incumbent Charles Yancey–who lost a mayoral bid in the preliminary election–and challenger Terrance Williams face off for the District 4 City Council seat.

The candidates for the City Council’s “at-large,” or citywide, seats recently talked parks and open space at a forum in Franklin Park.

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