District 7

By - 10/25/17 - 9:18 am
Fake endorsement

Word in from the Walsh campaign: Hizzona has not endorsed Stephen Passacantilli in the District 1 (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) council race, no matter how many cards saying he has are floating around East Boston. The Walsh campaign forwarded this interchange at WGBH from last night: Read more.

By - 10/18/17 - 11:34 am

The Herald reports the South Boston councilor is quitting right this second, because for some reason that will make it easier for him to set up a consulting business than if he waited until his term ends in January. Read more.

By - 10/6/17 - 10:05 am

CORRECTION: The candidates will have two debates after all - they agreed to a second one on Oct. 11.

After both sides agreed not to scab out at a WBZ debate, we're left with just a single mayoral debate, at WGBH's studios on the 10th (and now a second one the next night at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury). Tito asked Marty for at least four total debates. One of Marty's minions replied, basically: Yeah, right.

Speaking of Walsh opponents, John Connolly popped up this week ... Read more.

By - 9/27/17 - 8:54 am
Lydia Edwards

David Bernstein writes that the interesting news in last night's results were not in the race for mayor - which surprised no one - but in the council races, which could mean two black women joining the council in January - possibly alongside incumbent minority councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu (at large) and Andrea Campbell (Dorchester). Read more.

By - 9/26/17 - 9:17 pm

UPDATED at 10:05 p.m.

Mayor Marty Walsh will face off against City Councilor Tito Jackson in the November elections, according to preliminary results from the city elections department. Jackson will his work cut out for him: Walsh is leading by a better than 2-1 margin. Read more.

By - 9/21/17 - 9:37 am

The Bay State Banner introduces us to the candidates, two of whom will survive Tuesday's preliminary to compete in November for the seat being given up by Tito Jackson.

By - 8/20/17 - 7:31 pm

Roy Owens, who runs for a different office every year, this year is running for the District 7 City Council seat Tito Jackson is giving up to run for mayor. And he's come out with both guns blazing against teaching anal sex to kindergarteners, which is a position none of the other 12 candidates for the seat have publicly taken, probably because, oh, come on, seriously now? Read more.

By - 7/6/17 - 11:58 am

The Bay State Banner reports on a recent forum attended by 11 of the 12 candidates for the District 7 City Council seat Tito Jackson is vacating.

By - 4/3/17 - 9:16 pm

James Jackson last week filed papers with the state for a campaign for the District 7 city-council seat Tito Jackson is giving up this fall.

By our count, that makes 11 candidates for the seat in the fall elections, but we could be missing one or two or a dozen. The candidates don't really become official until they return signatures on the petitions the city elections department isn't releasing until next month.

By - 3/27/17 - 9:03 am

Jose Junior Lopez last week filed papers with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance to run for the District 7 city-council seat being vacated by Tito Jackson, who is running for mayor.

Candidates do not get on the September preliminary ballot unless they return enough signatures on city nominating petitions, which become available in May.

By - 3/16/17 - 9:21 pm

Add Brian Keith, president of the the Mount Pleasant Avenue, Vine and Forest Street neighborhood association, to the list of potential candidates for the District 7 City Council seat Tito Jackson is giving up to run for mayor this fall. Read more.

By - 3/14/17 - 8:41 am

Politico reports that Carlos Henriquez, expelled from the House in 2014 is looking at joining the crowded race for the District 7 City Council seat that Tito Jackson is leaving to run for mayor.

By - 1/24/17 - 5:13 pm
Camacho and Jibril

Two more people have indicated they're thinking seriously enough about running for Tito Jackson's city-council seat in District 7 that they've registered campaign organizations with the state.

Angelina Camacho (left in the photo), a program manager at ABCD, yesterday filed with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance.

Deeqo Jibril, who fled civil war in Somialia when she was 12 and who is the founder and executive director of the Somali Community and Cultural Association in Boston, filed on Friday. Read more.

By - 1/13/17 - 1:46 pm

As incumbent District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson was announcing his mayoral bid yesterday, two new candidates emerged for his council seat.

Both Hassan Williams and Joao DePina filed papers with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance to mark the creation of campaign committees. The registration does not necessarily mean they will run in the September preliminary; the city elections department does not release nominating petitions unitl May 2. Read more.

By - 1/12/17 - 12:20 am
Brother Charles

Charles Clemons Muhammad recently announced he is running for the District 7 City Council seat now held by Tito Jackson, who is set to announce a run for mayor later today.

He joins Rufus Faulk and Kim Janey in the race for the two-year seat. Several other people are also considering a run. Read more.

By - 1/10/17 - 10:45 pm
Janey

Kim Janey, a community organizer and project manager at Massachusetts Advocates for Children, announced tonight she's running for the District 7 City Council seat currently held by Tito Jackson.

Janey joins Rufus Faulk in announcing a bid for the two-year seat in this fall's elections.

Jackson has yet to say if he will run for re-election, run for mayor or both.

By - 1/3/17 - 2:44 pm
Rufus Faulk

Community organizer Rufus Faulk used Facebook to announce his bid for the Roxbury city-council seat now held by Tito Jackson in this fall's election.

Jackson has yet to announce if he's running for reelection, running for mayor or pulling a Yancey and doing both. Read more.

By - 9/5/15 - 12:35 pm

The Globe reports on a forum for the districts now represented by Charles Yancey and Tito Jackson - the only ones to have enough candidates to require preliminaries on Tuesday.

Perennial candidate Roy Owens, this time running for Jackson's seat, demanded the city stop asking churches to close on Sunday for "rock and roll."

By - 8/9/15 - 2:24 pm
Candidates in District 4 Boston City Council race

District 4 candidates: Campbell, Lacet, Williams, Yancey

Most Boston voters will get to ignore the Sept. 8 preliminary elections for city council: Only District 4 (Dorchester, Mattapan) and District 7 (Roxbury) have enough candidates to warrant an election - and neither has any candidate debates or forums scheduled between now and the election. Read more.

By - 10/13/13 - 12:37 pm
Walsh sign in Irish

Welcome to Dot forwards this photo of a Walsh campaign sign in the auld sod.

So Charlotte Golar Richie apparently spent some anguished hours trying to decide whom to endorse for mayor. The Herald reports:

She promised the crowd Walsh would appoint a woman police superintendent and that his City Hall cabinet will reflect “50 percent people of color and women.”