Roslindale Neighbors: JP, Rozzie residents head to the polls Nov. 3

Roslindale and Jamaica Plain residents will head to the polls on Nov. 3 for a variety of City Council races.

Both Roslindale and JP voters will help decide the At-Large City Council race. Annisa Essaibi George, current At-Large City Councilors Stephen Murphy, Michael Flaherty, Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu will vie for the four available seats.

Roslindale voters will also have the chance to tip the balance in the race for the District 5 seat, which represents the neighborhood. Current seat-holder Tim McCarthy faces off against a familiar foe, Jean-Claude Sanon. McCarthy beat Sanon in 2013, garnering 55 percent of the vote to Sanon’s 45 percent.

Most of JP will not have another competitive race to vote on, as City Councilor Matt O’Malley of District 6, which covers most of the neighborhood, does not have a challenger. But those JP residents living in either District 4 or 7 will have the chance to weigh-in on another battle.

District 4, which covers parts of Forest Hills and Woodbourne, has two challengers: longtime seat-holder Charles Yancey and newcomer Andrea Campbell. Campbell was the top vote getter in the September preliminary election, taking 58 percent of the vote to Yancey’s 34 percent. Yancey was first elected to the Council in 1983.

District 7, which covers parts of Egleston Square, has current seat-holder Tito Jackson going against former mayoral candidate Charles Clemons. Jackson won 66 percent of the vote to Clemons’ 18 percent in September.

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