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State of the Race: More Hats in Mayoral Ring

The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services will host an abutters meeting May 1 prior to a vote by the Zoning Board of Appeals.

In a mayoral race, sometimes an early favorite can dissuade other would-be contenders from starting a campaign. The 2013 Boston mayoral election is not one of those races.

Instead, the race has drawn several more contenders this week, and more still are mulling a run. The crowded field has led to what the Boston Herald’s Peter Gelzinis called “a shootout in a lifeboat,” with each candidate working feverishly to solidify his support in his own backyard. The swollen field will be reduced to two after the primary, and every new candidate lowers the total vote threshold needed to make the finals.

This past week, city councilors Mike Ross and Felix Arroyo joined the race, along with long-time Dorchester community activist Bill Walczak. That’s three more guys into an already all-male field.

What of the female candidates? Ayanna Pressley is now considering a run, as is YouthBild USA’s Charlotte Golar Richie. Maura Hennigan, who ran for mayor in 2005, decided this week to bow out of the race. Public Safety Secretary Andrea Cabral and State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz previously announced they would not run. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 14, 2013 at 9:28 am

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