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OUR VOICE! OUR VOTE!

OUR VOICE! OUR VOTE!


The city of Boston is only months away from an historic mayoral election, recent polling shows a few candidates have distinguished themselves as front runners, however; a large number of Bostonians remain undecided about who they’re going to vote for in November. B87 will continue to educate and inform our urban listeners about all the candidates and on all the issues relevant to communities of color. We’ve launched this page as a recourse guide for our listeners. Weekday mornings, on Notorious In The Morning, host Notorious VOG will engage candidates in urban conversation on issues relevant to our community. As of today, not all candidates have showed up to talk to Boston’s urban audience, we’ve listed pics of those who’ve showed up or are schedule to show up. We don’t know if those who haven’t showed up are chicken or not, it’s OUR VOICE & OUR VOTE, we MUST decide.


WHO'S RUNNING FOR MAYOR?

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Andrea Campbell

Boston District 4 City Councilor From (2016-Current)
Former President Of The Boston City Council (2018–2020)

Born: June 11, 1982 (age 39)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political Party: Democratic
Education: Princeton University (BA)
University of California, LA (JD)

About: Andrea Campbell grew up in Roxbury and the South End, has worked as a lawyer, and served as Deputy Legal Counsel in Governor Deval Patrick’s administration.

Campbell was elected to the Boston City Council in 2015 and served as City Council President from 2018-2020. She is the first Black woman to have served in this role.

Policies: Campbell is focused on COVID-19 recovery, improving health and wellness in the city, reimagining public safety and policing, improving the BPS, and more.

Polling: Campbell is currently polling #4 at 4 percent.

Official Website: andreacampbell.org


Jon Santiago
Jon Santiago

Representatives of the 9th Suffolk District (January 2, 2019 to Current)
ER Doctor at Boston Medical Center
Former volunteer in the Peace Corps
Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve

Born: 1984/1985 (age 35–36)
Puerto Rico,, U.S.
Political Party: Democratic
Education: University of Texas, Austin (BA)
University of Washington (MPH)
Yale University (MD)

About: Jon Santiago was born in Puerto Rico, and is a former volunteer of the Peace Corps. He currently works as an ER Doctor at Boston Medical Center, and is captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. He is also a state representative.

Policies: Santiago is focused on COVID-19 recovery, supporting organized labor, improving transportation equity, confronting substance abuse issues, and more.

Polling: Santiago was polling #5 below 3 percent.

Website: jonsantiago.org 

Update: Santiago has dropped out the race and declared John Barros’s candidacy DOA as well by concluding the next mayor of Boston will be a woman.


Michelle Wu
Michelle Wu

Boston City Councilor At-Large (2014 – Current)
Former President Of The Boston City Council (2016–2018)

Born: January 14, 1985 (36)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political Party: Democratic
Education: Harvard University (BA, JD)

About: Michelle Wu worked in City Hall for former mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, and worked on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s first campaign. Wu was elected to the Boston City Council in 2013 and is the first Asian-American woman to serve on the Council. In January 2016, Wu’s election to President of the City Council led her to become the first woman of color to hold the position.

Policies: Wu is focused on improving affordable housing, improving the Boston Public Schools System, closing the racial wealth gap, and more.

Polling: Wu is currently polling #1 at 19 percent.

Website: michelleforboston.com


Kim Janey
Kim Janey

Acting-mayor of Boston (March 2021 – Current)
Boston City Councilor From 7th District Since 2018
President of the Boston City Council (2020 – Current)

Born: May 16, 1965 (56)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political Party: Democratic
Education: Smith College

About: Kim Janey is a fourth generation resident of Roxbury, and before running for public office she worked in advocacy for the children of Boston, including working at Massachusetts Advocates for Children. Janey was elected to the City Council in 2017, making her the first woman to represent District Seven. In 2020, Janey became the second Black, female President of the Boston City Council. Janey then became Acting-Mayor of Boston late last March after former Mayor Walsh was confirmed as Labor  Secretary. Janey is the first woman and the first person of color to serve as Acting-mayor.

Policies: Janey is focused on battling the COVID-19 pandemic, equitable transportation, affordable housing, policing reforms, battling racial inequality, and more.

Polling: Janey is currently polling #2 at 18 percent.

Website: mayorjaney.com


Essaibi George
Annissa Essaibi George

Boston City Councilor At-Large (2016-Current)

Born: December 12, 1973 (47)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political Party: Democratic
Education: Boston University (BA)
University of Massachusetts, Boston (MEd)

About: Annissa Essaibi George is a lifelong Boston resident who worked as a teacher at Boston Public Schools before being elected to the Boston City Council in 2015. Essaibi George is the Chair of the Committee on Education on the Boston City Council. She also owns the retail shop Stitch House in Dorchester.

Policies: Essaibi George is concerned with improving education and childcare for the BPS, improving equity and dismantling racism in the city, improving health care in various ways, and more.

Polling: Essaibi George is currently polling #3 at 6 percent.

Official Website: annissaforboston.com


John Barros
John Barros

Former Chief of Economic Development for The City of Boston (2014–2021)
Former Boston School Committee Member (2010–2013)
Candidate for Mayor of Boston in 2013

Born: 1973
Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political Party: Democratic
Education: Dartmouth College
Tufts University

About: John Barros has lived in Roxbury and Dorchester his whole life, is a small business owner, and is a former member of the Boston School Committee. In 2014, Barros created the new Economic Development cabinet for the City of Boston, and served on Mayor Walsh’s administration for seven years.

Policies: Barros is focused on Boston’s recovery from COVID-19, addressing racial injustice, improving community health, affordable housing, improving public education, and more.

Polling: Barros is polling #5 at below 1 percent.

Website: barrosformayor.com

FEATURED BOSTON CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES

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  • Primary Elections in Boston, Tuesday, September 14, 2021

    Registration Deadlines:

    BY MAIL

    Wednesday, August 25, 2021

    IN PERSON

    Wednesday, August 25, 2021

    ONLINE

    Wednesday, August 25, 2021

  • General Election, Tuesday, November 2, 2021

    Registration Deadlines:

    BY MAIL

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

    IN PERSON

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

    ONLINE

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021


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