Zakim could face challenger in reelection bid

Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim might have a challenger to his reelection bid, as Fenway resident Kristen Mobilia has pulled nomination papers.

If the two candidates both turn in the nomination papers with the required 195 signatures, they will face each other in the Nov. 7 general election.

In the mayoral race, incumbent Martin Walsh has a handful of potential competitors, as City Councilor Tito Jackson; Robert Cappucci; Mary A. Franklin; Donald M. Osgood, Sr.; Joseph A. Wiley; and Christopher G. Womack have all pulled nomination papers. The top two vote getters in the Sept. 26 preliminary will move on to the general election.

The race for an at-large city councilor seat is just as busy, as Robert F. Couture, Jr.; Domingos DaRosa; William A. King; Althea Garrison; Pat Payaso; Dana S. Richardson; and Aziza A. Robinson-Goodnight have pulled nomination papers to face incumbents Michael Flaherty, Annissa Essaibi George, Ayanna Pressley, and Michelle Wu. The top eight vote getters in the Sept. 26 preliminary will move on to a chance to win one of four at-large city councilor seats during the general election.

City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents a portion of Back of the Hill, currently does not have a challenger.

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