Pressley to run for re-election as city councilor, not for mayor

At-large Councilor Ayanna Pressley made the announcement today:

I've never been more proud to represent and serve this City. The resiliency demonstrated by the people of Boston this past week has only strengthened my resolve in this work. And while it still doesn't feel like the right time for politics, we are approaching a time in the election cycle where my supporters and my good friends already in the race deserve to know my decision.”

After careful consideration, prayer, and thoughtful counsel with family and friends, I have decided that I will run for reelection to the Boston City Council. I am grateful for and humbled by the outpouring of support from those urging me to consider running for Mayor. While the time may come for me to pursue a different office, that time isn't now.

There is more work to do and I look forward to continuing to advocate for girls and women and for policies that aim to break cycles of poverty and violence. I will make sure - as voters will - that these issues are front and center in the upcoming Council and Mayoral races.

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seems like she just doesn't

seems like she just doesn't want to be mayor, which means, if that is the case, it's great she didn't let others convince her to run.

i can see her in Congress or running statewide before I see her as mayor, just doesn't seem like it would mesh with what she works on.

Potential Candidates for Municipal Election 2013 as of 4-26-2013

Potential Candidates for Municipal Election 2013 as of 4-26-2013

Updates available
at
Boston Election Department
One City Hall Room 241
Boston MA 02201
tel 617 635-4054
fax 617 263-3024
email
Sabino.Piemonte at cityofboston.gov
http://www.cityofboston.gov/elections/

*New applicants (9) are highlighted.
PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
POTENTIAL CANDIDATES for MAYOR
NAME ADDRESS Phones Email Address
*1. Frank John Addivinola Jr Boston MA 02114 info at addivinola.com info at frankaddivinola.com
2. Felix G Arroyo Jamaica Plain MA 02130 617-635-4205 campaign at felixarroyo.com
*3. John F Barros Dorchester MA 02125 617-936-7180 johnfbarros at gmail.com
4. Lee Buckley Boston MA 02119 617-320-9396 PO Box 6049 Boston MA 02114
5. Robert Cappucci East Boston MA 02128
6. Charles L Clemons Jr Dorchester MA 02121 617-334-4639 617-686-1377 info at charlesforboston.com
7. Daniel F Conley West Roxbury MA 02132 617-619-4204 danconley2013 at gmail.com
8. John R Connolly West Roxbury MA 02132 617-323-6672 617-635-3115 john at connollyforboston.com
9. Rob Consalvo Hyde Park MA 02136 617-361-5733 617-828-0129 rob at robconsalvo.com
10. Miniard Culpepper Dorchester MA 02121 617-835-2608
11. William J Dorcena Hyde Park MA 02136 617-899-4076 will at willdorcena.com
12. Althea Garrison Dorchester MA 02125 617-407-7661 PO Box 191395 Roxbury MA 02119
13. John G C Laing Jr Hyde Park MA 02136 617-333-0004 617-288-2030 johnlaing at laingenterprises.com
14. Divo Rodrigues Monteiro Dorchester MA 02124 617-319-5570 dvmonteiro at aol.com
15. David S Portnoy Dorchester MA 02124 781-883-1991 portnoy at barstoolsports.com
*16. Charlotte Golar Richie Dorchester MA 02122 617-288-6585 617-306-0540 cgrichie1 at mac.com
17. Michael P Ross Mission Hill MA 02120 617-708-0202 mikerossboston at yahoo.com
18. Gareth R Saunders Dorchester MA 02124 857-272-2615 gareths8 at yahoo.com
19. Bill Walczak Dorchester MA 02125 617-282-0609 617-851-9630
20. Martin J Walsh Dorchester MA 02125 617-825-4916 617-892-2765 martinjwalsh02125 at gmail.com
21. Hassan A Williams Boston MA 02119 617-645-9430 morenupe at yahoo.com
22. Christopher G Womack Hyde Park MA 02136 617-938-0609 chrisgwomack at yahoo.com
23. David James Wyatt Roxbury MA 02119 617-442-4191 617-492-3076
24. Charles Calvin Yancey Dorchester MA 02124 617-436-4444 ccyancey at aol.com

PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
POTENTIAL CANDIDATES for COUNCILLOR-at-LARGE
NAME ADDRESS Phones Email Address
*1. Frank John Addivinola Jr Boston MA 02114 info at addivinola.com info at frankaddivinola.com
2. Michael C Bronner Brighton MA 02135 857-753-9030 mikebronner at yahoo.com
3. Lee Buckley Boston MA 02119 617-320-9396 PO Box 6049 Boston MA 02114
4. Christopher J Conroy Roxbury MA 02119 617-835-5891 617-542-1533x584 christopher.conroy82 at gmail.com
*5. Michael F Flaherty South Boston MA 02127 617-269-4673 617-482-0600
6. Annissa Essaibi George Dorchester MA 02125 617-474-0797 617-594-1841 annissaeg at hotmail.com
7. Gene I Gorman Dorchester MA 02124 617-519-3127 Gene.Gorman at gmail.com
8. Jerina B Harris Mattapan MA 02126 617-599-0578 857-312-1683 jerinaharris3 at yahoo.com
9. Jed Hresko Roxbury MA 02121 857-244-1533 jed at votejed.org
10. Jack F Kelly III Charlestown MA 02129 617-669-4657 jack.kelly.iiiboston at gmail.com
*11. Martin J Keogh West Roxbury MA 02132 617-469-6468 info at keogh2013.com
12. Julie Ann Larson Jamaica Plain MA 02130 617-997-1177 JulieaLarson at gmail.com
13. Ayanna S Pressley Dorchester Ma 02124 617-635-4217 Ayanna.Pressley at cityofboston.gov or info at ayannapressley.com
*14. Jeffrey Michael Ross Boston MA 02118 617-504-0732 info at jeffrossboston.com
15. Gareth R Saunders Dorchester MA 02124 857-272-2615 gareths8 at yahoo.com
16. Armando J Silva Jamaica Plain MA 02130 617-522-6391 ArmandoJSilva1 at hotmail.com
17. Seamus M Whelan West Roxbury MA 02132 617-469-8734 swhelan4581 at massnurses.org
18. Francisco L White East Boston MA 02128 617-970-3785 electfranciscolwhite at gmail.com
19. Michelle Wu Boston MA 02118 617-599-0449 michelleforboston at gmail.com PO Box 180231 Boston MA 02118

PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
POTENTIAL CANDIDATES for DISTRICT CITY COUNCILLOR
NAME ADDRESS Phones Email Address
DISTRICT ONE
*20. Brian J Gannon East Boston MA 02128 617-981-4338 briangannon at briangannonboston. com
21. Salvatore LaMattina East Boston MA 02128 617-567-0071 617-635-3200 sallamattina at gmail.com

DISTRICT TWO
Suzanne Lee Boston MA 02111 617-556-9992 617-935-1211 lee.suzanne28 at gmail.com
22. Bill Linehan South Boston MA 02127 617-224-6911 617-635-3203 bline77 at aol.com

DISTRICT THREE
23. Frank Baker Dorchester MA 02125 617-288-9061 617-947-9515 fkbaker2 at yahoo.com

DISTRICT FOUR
24. Steven Godfrey Roslindale MA 02131 617-469-5153 617-828-4784 stevengodfrey4 at gmail.com
25. Jerina B Harris Mattapan MA 02126 617-599-0578 857-312-1683 jerinaharris3 at yahoo.com
26. Joseph A Jones Jr Dorchester MA 02124 617-785-9166 council52 at live.com
27. J R Rucker Dorchester MA 02124 617-436-0815
28. Terrance J Williams Dorchester MA 02121 617-594-7457 mrwilliamsmission at yahoo.com
29. Charles Calvin Yancey Dorchester MA 02124 617-436-4444 ccyancey at aol.com

DISTRICT FIVE
30. Ava D Callender Mattapan MA 02126 617-298-6711
31. Andrew Norman Cousino Roslindale Ma 02131 617-469-4613 617-529-9225 a.cousino.umb at gmail.com
32. Patrice Gattozzi Hyde Park MA 02136 617-364-0189 pgattozzi at gmail.com
33. Timothy P McCarthy Hyde Park MA 02136 617-364-9971 617-548-5505
34. Mimi E Turchinetz Hyde Park MA 02136 617-733-8430 eveturchinetz at gmail.com
35. Kenneth W Yarbrough Sr Mattapan MA 02126 617-461-5548 Kendrix at erols.com

DISTRICT SIX
36. Julie Ann Larson Jamaica Plain MA 02130 617-997-1177 JulieaLarson at gmail.com
37. Matt O’Malley Jamaica Plain MA 02130 617-935-9752 heymattomalley at aol.com
38. Luis F Valerio West Roxbury MA 02132 617-606-5620 617-818-2342 luisvalerioforboston at gmail.com

DISTRICT SEVEN
39. Tito Jackson Dorchester MA 02121 781-507-3987 tito4boston at gmail.com
40. Roy Owens Roxbury MA 02119 857-492-2537

DISTRICT EIGHT
*41. Angelica Elle Addivinola Boston MA 02114 angelica at addivinola.com angelica at frankaddivinola.com
42. Thomas Joseph Dooley III Boston MA 02114 617-529-8860 tom at electtomdooley.com
43. Richard J Giordano Roxbury MA 02120 617-739-9751 richardgiordano at verizon.net
44. Julianna Clare Strout Boston MA 02108 857-207-1636 Juliannaclarestrout at gmail.com
45. Gregory B Timilty Boston MA 02108 617-263-2619 617-407-1994 gtimilty at gmail.com
46. Josh Zakim Boston MA 02116 617-209-9316 josh at joshzakim.com

DISTRICT NINE
47. Mark S Ciommo Brighton MA 02135 617-789-4693 617-635-3113 mark at markciommo.com

*New applicants (9) are highlighted.

Potential Candidates for Municipal Election 2013 as of 4-26-2013

Updates available
at
Boston Election Department
One City Hall Room 241
Boston MA 02201
tel 617 635-4054
fax 617 263-3024
email
Sabino.Piemonte at cityofboston.gov
http://www.cityofboston.gov/elections/

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