Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie city councilor might face challengers

May 12, 2017
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Roslindale City Councilor Tim McCarthy might face two foes in his reelection bid, as Hyde Park resident Justin M. Murad and Mattapan resident Jean-Claude Sanon have pulled nomination papers.

Sanon is a familiar challenger for McCarthy, as the two faced off against each other in the 2015 election with the councilor garnering 64 percent of voters to Sanon’s 36 percent.

Potential candidates have until May 16 to pull papers for the election. If the three Rozzie candidates all return their papers and turn in the required 200 signatures, they will face off against each other in the Sept. 26 preliminary. The two top vote getters will move on to the Nov. 7 general election.

In the mayoral race, incumbent Martin Walsh has a handful of potential competitors, as City Councilor Tito Jackson; Robert Cappucci; Mary A. Franklin; John F. Houston, Jr.; Kevin J. Lilly; Donald M. Osgood, Sr.; Joseph A. Wiley; and Christopher G. Womack have all pulled nomination papers.

The race for an at-large city councilor seat is just as busy, as Robert F. Couture, Jr.; Domingos DaRosa; William A. King; Althea Garrison; Pat Payaso; Dana S. Richardson; and Aziza A. Robinson-Goodnight have pulled nomination papers to face incumbents Michael Flaherty, Annissa Essaibi George, Ayanna Pressley, and Michelle Wu. The top eight vote getters in the Sept. 26 preliminary will move on to a chance to win one of four at-large city councilor seats during the general election.

Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley might face a challenger, with Egleston Square resident Kiara Mercedes Mark pulling nomination papers.

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