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?

Select the candidate you’d like to know more about.

(Those featured as eating CHICKEN haven’t appeared on Notorious In The Morning Show since announcing their candidacy. Some have avoided having REAL Urban Conversations with Communities of Color entirely i.e. John Barros & Kim Janey.)


null
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

Select the candidate you’d like to know more about.

null
Julia Mejia

Boston City Councilor At-large From (2020-Current)

Born:  Age 51
Dominican Republic
Political Party: Democratic (Nonpartisan)
Education: Mount Ida College (BA)

About: Julia Mejia professional experience includes serving as the founder and CEO of the Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network in Boston, Massachusetts. She has also worked with the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, and The Center for Social Policy at the University of Massuchusetts at Boston.

Mejia’s additional professional experience includes working in advertising, working as a freelance producer and campaign director, working with the Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York, working with the Massachusetts Prevention Center, and working with Action for Boston Community Development.

Beginning in 2017, Mejia served as a consultant on the Boston Department of Early Childhood and Secondary Education’s family engagement training series. Mejia also began volunteering with Project Hope in 2011.

Official Website: juliaforboston.com


null
Joel Richards

Boston City Councilor Candidate for District 4

Born: Age 37
Political Party: Democratic (Nonpartisan)
Education: Morehouse College (BS)

About: Joel Richards is a first-generation American, an active BTU union leader, dedicated Boston Public School teacher of 13 year, and community organizer whose first priority is centering and listening to marginalized voices.

Outside of work as a BTU union leader & BPS teacher, Joel travels throughout Boston delivering sermons across congregations.

Website: www.moreford4.com


Angelina ``Angie`` Camacho
Angelina ``Angie`` Camacho

Boston City Councilor Candidate for District 7

Born: Age 46
Political Party: Democratic (Nonpartisan)
Education: Roxbury Community College  (AS)

College for America at Southern New Hampshire University

About: As the child of immigrant parents, Angie knows the importance of fighting for the greater good, but ensuring that no one gets left behind. Angie has held leadership roles in areas of youth development, family support, education, parent advocacy, community and civic engagement.

As a professional for a number of critical engagement projects over the years, Angie is a provin proficient collaborator and creative agent for change in tangible ways to promote social justice through financial empowerment, youth opportunities, affordable housing, health access, addressing health disparities and overall community development.

Website: www.camacho4community.com


null
Ruthzee Louijeune

Boston City Councilor At-Large Candidate

Born: Age 34
Boston, MA, U.S.
Political Party: Democratic (Nonpartisan)
Education: Harvard Kennedy School (M.P.P. Public Policy)

Harvard Law School (JD))

Columbia University (BS)

About: Ruthzee Louijeune, as a lawyer and advocate, Ruthzee fights for working people— in particular Black and Latinx communities— on issues of housing and homeownership, education access, and civic participation.

Ruthzee works with the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) as an activist and attorney to expand homeownership opportunities in the city. She also volunteers with The Guild to deliver food and supplies to Boston residents from East Boston to Roslindale who are quarantining with COVID-19 and struggling with food insecurity.

Ruthzee also served as Senior Counsel on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential and Senate campaigns.

Website: ruthzeeforboston.com


null
Troy A. Smith

Boston City Councilor Candidate for District 4

Born: Age 37

Dorchester, Boston, MA

Political Party: Democratic (Nonpartisan)
Education: Saint Augustine’s College (BS)

Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

About: Troy A. Smith is an ordained minister and community leader with more than 20 years of experience helping feed the homeless, working with our young people towards education and post-secondary education, as well as working with healthcare and criminal justice systems.

 Smith is Program Director at Perkins Community Center and has pastored two local churches and spent the last two decades similarly “shepherding” the community’s young people.

Website: votetroydistrict4.com


null
Said Abdikarim

Boston City Councilor At-Large Candidate

Born: Africa
Political Party: Democratic (Nonpartisan)
Education: ITIL Foundation in IT Service Management 

About: Said Abdikarim worked in technology, investments, and higher education, while holding leadership positions. His work experience has given him a broad knowledge of the pay and representation disparity.

Said  wants to bridge the economic gap through STEM and vocational education in Boston Public Schools and advocate for equal opportunity through a redistribution of city resources like housing, workers’ rights, and childcare opportunities.

Official Website: www.sa-id.com


null
Brian Worrell

Boston City Councilor Candidate for District 4

Born: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political Party: Democratic (Nonpartisan)
Education: Northeastern University (BS)

About: Brian Worrell is a Real estate broker and small business owner with a background in accounting and entrepreneurship.

Official Website: votebrianworrell.com


  • 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

FEATURED BOSTON CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES

Select the candidate you’d like to know more about.

VOTING RESOURCES






Current track

Title

Artist

Current show

Sunday Worship & Praise

8:00 am 11:00 am

Current show

Sunday Worship & Praise

8:00 am 11:00 am

Background