City Council election is Nov. 8

October 14, 2011
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The citywide, At-Large City Council race is the most contested in this year’s Boston City Council election Nov. 8.

Seven candidates are running in that race. The incumbents are: Felix Arroyo (felixarroyo.com); John Connolly (connollyforboston.com); Steve Murphy (stephenjmurphy.com); and Ayanna Pressley (ayannapressley.com). The challengers are: William Dorcena (www.willdorcena.com); Michael Flaherty (michaelflaherty.com); and Sean Ryan (seanryanforcitycouncil.com).

Voters are allowed to choose up to four candidates for At-Large seats and the four candidates with the most votes win.

The local Ward 10 Democratic Committee endorsed all four of the incumbents in the At Large race, Ward 10 Committee member Richard Giordano told the Gazette.

In local district races, City Councilor Mike Ross, whose District 8 covers most of Mission Hill, and District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who has a small part of the Hill, are both running unopposed. They were also endorsed by Ward 10.

Part of the Hill is also covered by District 7. In that race, incumbent Tito Jackson (titojacksonforboston.com) faces challenger Sheneal Parker (shenealparker.com). District 7 is not in Ward 10, so there was no endorsement in that race.

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