Roslindale Neighbors: Familiar foes may face off for Rozzie council seat

Two familiar foes have a chance to face off again in District 5 City Council race, as current seat-holder Tim McCarthy and Jean-Claude Sanon have applied for nomination papers. District 5 covers Roslindale.

McCarthy beat Sanon in the 2013 race, replacing longtime District 5 Councilor Rob Consalvo, who had a failed bid for mayor. McCarthy garnered 55 percent of the vote to Sanon’s 45 percent.

Two people—current office-holder Matt O’Malley and George John Rigas—have pulled papers for the District 6 City Council seat, which covers most of Jamaica Plain.

The District 4 City Council seat, which covers parts of Forest Hills and Woodbourne in JP, has had four candidates pull papers: current office-holder Charles Yancey, Terrance Williams, Jovan Lacet and Andrea Joy Campbell.

In those the district races, the top two vote-getters will move forward to face each other in the general election.

Seven people have pulled papers for the At-Large City Councilor race: Annisa Essaibi George, Chrissanta Rudder and Bryan Fuller and Current At-Large City Councilors Stephen Murphy, Michael Flaherty, Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu. The top eight vote-getters move on to the general election, which will narrow the field down to four people who will receive a seat on the Council.

Candidates for the district races will need to collect 200 signatures by May 19, while candidates vying for an At-Large seat need 1,500 signatures by that time.

The City will hold the preliminary election Sept. 8. The general election will take place Nov. 3.

City Council candidate Jean-Claude Sanon. (Courtesy Photo)

City Council candidate Jean-Claude Sanon. (Courtesy Photo)

District 5 City Councilor Tim McCarthy. (Courtesy Photo)

District 5 City Councilor Tim McCarthy. (Courtesy Photo)

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