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.