Snapshot of Boston Mayoral and City Council Races
Preliminary races for Mayor, one incumbent Councilor and three open seats
The ballot for the 2017 Boston Preliminary Election for Mayor and City Council is set for September 26th, which will result in the selection of two candidates for each competitive seat in the General Election on November 7th. Of the incumbent candidates, only the Mayor and District City Councilor Mark Ciommo (D9) face competition in the Preliminary Election. Multiple candidates are competing for two seats in three District Council races (D1,D2,D7) where the incumbent Councilor has decided not to run for re-election. Five District Councilors are running unopposed. The numbered candidate order in the tables below reflects the ballot order in the competitive preliminary races.
Mayor Marty Walsh is running for re-election and is being challenged by District City Councilor Tito Jackson (D7) and two other opponents.
The four incumbent At-Large City Councilors are running against four challengers so there will be no preliminary race.
|Michael Flaherty *|
|Ayanna Pressley *|
|Michelle Wu *|
|*Incumbent ** Order set in Nov.|
Unopposed District Races
Four incumbent District City Councilors are running unopposed.
|Frank Baker*||District 3|
|Andrea Campbell*||District 4|
|Tim McCarthy*||District 5|
|Matt O’Malley*||District 6|
District Races with Challengers
The three District seats vacated by Councilors LaMattina (D1), Linehan (D2), and Jackson (D7) have drawn multiple candidates. Councilor Jackson is giving up his D7 seat because a candidate now cannot run for both Mayor and City Council. Councilor Ciommo (D9) faces two challengers in a preliminary race. Councilor Zakim (D8) has one opponent and will only run in the General Election.
|District 1||District 7|
|1||Margaret Farmer||1||Roy Owens|
|2||Stephen Passacantilli||2||Deeqo Jirbil|
|3||Lydia Marie Edwards||3||Angelina Camacho|
|District 2||4||Brian Keith|
|1||Peter Lin-Marcus||5||Joao Gomes Depina|
|2||Kora Vakil||6||Domonique Williams|
|3||Corey Dinopoulos||7||Hassan Williams|
|4||Michael Kelley||8||Rufus Faulk|
|5||Edward Flynn||9||Steven Wise|
|6||Joseph Kebartas||10||Jose Lopez|
|7||Erica Tritta||11||Kim Janey|
|District 8**||12||Charles Clemons|
|Kristen Mobilia||13||Carlos Henriquez|
|*Incumbent **Order set in November|