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Flaherty spurs woman with no car to run for city council

Mary Frances

Mary Church of Jamaica Plain announced today she's running for an at-large city council seat - because of incumbent Councilor Michael Flaherty's comments about cars earlier in the week:

#FiveCarFlaherty's ableist, elitist, clueless comments show how important it is for representatives to live like their constituents. I'm proudly #carfree. I'll fight for bikes, pedestrians & public transit. I'm #NoCarMary.

She adds she is:

Single working mom. Daughter attends Boston Public Schools. MED in Education and don’t own a car and we are invested in public transportation and don’t own five cars.

Flaherty is one of four at-large councilors. He has announced he is running for re-election to the two-year seat.

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Just on the the transit issues she's got my vote.

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Out with the old same ole’ same ole’
and in with the new.
Go ahead and run
Good luck..

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2 consecutive Terms Limit for Boston City Council !

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You may have AOC.

But Boston has FCF!!

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Has she done anything in the private sector? or is she all invested out in the public sector? She must have got to JP before they stole the real Green Line from the Arborway .

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having experience in the "private sector" has amounted to electing ceo's and private equity types.

"...of the people, by the people, for the people..."

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is she all invested out in the public sector

I guess my head itched anyway.

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That Mary Church does not know how Boston City Council elections work? I mean, technically no one is running against any particular candidate. I mean, the theory so far is that the new candidates coming out of the woodwork are gunning for Pressley's seat, but theoretically, Garrison could be re-elected while Wu could be out of a job.

Otherwise, something tells me that Church is going to be getting votes that would otherwise go to Flaherty. Still, the nature of the game is that one can run to raise awareness of the issues. Sure, she is raising awareness to issues Wu has been working on, but still, I encourage people to run.

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Yes I know how city council elections work. I’m not running against one candidate but running for families and constituents in Boston that might not have the luxury of owning five cars.

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You missed the point?

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So far:

Wu
Anissa
Flaherty
Garrison
Amanda Smart
Julia Mejia
David Halbert
Alehandra St. Guillen
Taushawn Tinsley
Priscilla Flint Banks
Jeff Ross
Mary Church

and there's probably more I missed.

It's early, but so far Wu, Anissa, Mejia, and Tinsley have got my votes.

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He's got my vote because he wore a mink coat to Pamela Anderson's roast.

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࿀ More Boston City Council Candidates please!... for District 4 neighborhoods Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain.

࿀ More Boston City Council Candidates please!... for District 6 neighborhoods West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Roxbury, Back of the Hill.

For daily updates please send request to https://www.boston.gov/departments/election

2019 Municipal Elections update
Potential Candidates
https://www.universalhub.com/comment/726241#comment-726241

Questions?... contact http://boston.gov/departments/election

PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION - SEPTEMBER 24, 2019
POTENTIAL CANDIDATES for COUNCILLOR-at-LARGE

1) Mary Church Jamaica Plain https://twitter.com/bostonmary/with_replies
2) Domingos DaRosa Hyde Park http://www.darosaatlarge.org
3) Michel Denis Hyde Park
4) Raymond R Duran Dorchester
5) Priscilla E Flint-Banks Roslindale http://www.priscillaforboston.com

6) Michael F Flaherty South Boston http://www.michaelflaherty.com
7) William A King Dorchester http://www.willamkingforboston.com
8) Althea Garrison Dorchester https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=Althea%20Garrison&src=typd
9) Annissa Essaibi George Dorchester http://www.annissaforboston.com
10) Sal J Giarratani East Boston https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=Sal%20Giarratani&src=typd

11) David Halbert Dorchester http://www.davidhalbert.com
12) Martin Marty Keogh West Roxbury
13) Peter A Lin-Marcus Chinatown https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=Peter%20A%20Lin-Marcus&src=typd
14) Herb Alexander Lozano Mattapan
15) Julia Mejia Dorchester http://www.juliaforboston.com
16) Roy Owens Sr Roxbury

17) George John Rigas Jamaica Plain
18) Jeffrey Michael Ross South End http://www.teamjeffross.com
19) Kenneth D Sebesta West End
20) Alejandra Nicole Stguillen West Roxbury http://www.alejandraforboston.com
21) Taushawn Tinsley Dorchester http://www.tinsleyforboston.com
22) Steven A Wise Dorchester

23) Michelle Wu Roslindale http://www.michelleforboston.com

PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION - SEPTEMBER 24, 2019
POTENTIAL CANDIDATES for DISTRICT CITY COUNCILLOR

DISTRICT ONE
24) Lydia Marie Edwards East Boston http://www.lydiaedwards.org

DISTRICT TWO
25) Edward M Flynn South Boston

DISTRICT THREE
26) Frank Baker Dorchester
27) Raymond R Duran Dorchester
28) Elciana Ogunjobi Dorchester
29) Pat Williams Dorchester http://www.reaching4dstarsllc.com

DISTRICT FOUR
30) Andrea Joy Campbell Mattapan http://www.andreacampbell.org
More Candidates for District 4 please!

DISTRICT FIVE
31) Ricardo Arroyo Hyde Park http://www.votearroyo.com
32) Maria Esdale Farrell Hyde Park http://www.mariaforboston.com
33) Cecily Leticia Graham Hyde Park http://www.cecilygraham.com
34) Yves Mary Jean Roslindale
35) Justin Matthew Murad Hyde Park http://www.justin4d5.com

36) Michael James Murphy Hyde Park
37) Alkia T Powell Hyde Park http://www.alkiapowellforboston.com
38) Jean-Claude Sanon Roslindale http://www.sanon4boston.com
39) Mimi E Turchinetz Hyde Park http://www.mimforcouncil.com
40) Michelle von Vogler Roslindale http://www.michellevonvogler.com

PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION - SEPTEMBER 24, 2019
POTENTIAL CANDIDATES for DISTRICT CITY COUNCILLOR

DISTRICT SIX
41) Matt O’Malley West Roxbury http://www.votemattomalley.com
More Candidates for District 6 please!

DISTRICT SEVEN
42) Kim Janey Roxbury http://www.kimjaney.org
43) Roy Owens Sr Roxbury
44) Valerie Hope Rust Dorchester Jamaica Plain
45) Steven A Wise Dorchester

DISTRICT EIGHT
46) Priscilla Kenzie Bok Beacon Hill http://www.friendsofkenziebok.com
47) Robert Couture Symphony
48) Montez David Haywood West End
49) Landon Lemoine Back Bay http://www.landonlemoine.com
50) Kristen Mobilia Fenway http://www.kristenmobilia.com

51) Helene Vincent Charlesgate Kenmore http://www.helenevincent.com

DISTRICT NINE
52) Jonathan Lamar Allen Brighton http://www.jonathanforboston.com
53) Brandon David Bowser Allston http://www.brandonBowser.org
54) Liz A Breadon Brighton http://www.liz4AB.com
55) Craig R Cashman Brighton
56) Daniel J Daly Brighton

57) Lee Nave Jr Brighton http://www.votenave.com
58) Amanda Gail Smart Brighton http://www.asmartboston.com

For daily updates please send request to https://www.boston.gov/departments/election

2019 Municipal Elections update
Potential Candidates
https://www.universalhub.com/comment/726241#comment-726241

Questions?... contact http://boston.gov/departments/election

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I encourage people to run

.. while at the same time I try to discredit her by saying she's ignorant.

why how magnanimous you are, City Council Elder Waquiot.

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For better or worse... Boston is a growing, evolving international city. It's population has grown by 140,000 residents or a 25% increase since Councilor Flaherty took office but it seems his policies are more in line with 1999 Boston and refuses to admit or embrace the fact that we are welcoming new residents every day. Progressive policies and an open mind to major changes are necessary if we're going to continue to thrive as a welcoming, growing, prosperous city for all.

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Not that much. 2000 population: 591,500. 2017: 685,000.

And like it or not, lots of these newer, wealthier residents have cars. That's why parking is an issue in places like South Boston.

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but what does Mary know about personal car ownership? Is she going to toss all car owners to the wolves.

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I mean it would be a start.

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What Candidates are Campaigning for both Councilor-At-Large and District Councilor?... in addition to Steven A. Wise of Dorchester and Roy Owens Sr. of Roxbury for both Councilor-At-Large and for District 7 Blue Hill Avenue, Columbia Road, Dorchester, Dudley, Fenway, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, Dorchester/St. Mark’s, South End.

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You run for city council. You cannot run for 2 seats at once. You can run either as a district candidate or as an at-large candidate. Sure, you can pull papers for both, but you can only run as one or the other.

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That’s getting a big yikes from me

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