Yancey Running for Boston Mayor, City Council

District 4, Charles C. Yancey.


District 4 Boston City Councilor Charles Yancey has pulled nomination papers for both the mayoral and district races.

Yancey was first elected to the Boston City Council in 1983 and is the longest sitting councilor. His decision to run for both positions is not unheard of, as past candidates have done the same.

Along with Yancey, some of the more noted mayoral candidates who have pulled nomination papers, according to Boston’s Election Department, include Boston District 8 City Councilor Mike Ross, Charles Clemons Jr., Will Dorcena, former state representative Althea Garrison, Barstool Sports website owner DavidPortnoy and former city councilor Gareth Saunders.

If Yancey chooses to run for his current council seat, the field could be tougher than what the incumbent has experienced in past years. Already several residents have pulled nomination papers for District 4 including Roslindale’sSteven Godfrey, Mattapan’s Jerina Harris and J.R. Rucker and Terrance J. Williams, both of Dorchester.

Mayoral candidates have until May 21 to submit nomination papers and need at least 3,000 certified signatures by June 25 to get on the ballot for the Sept. 24 preliminary election. A November election will feature the two candidates with the highest vote totals from the preliminary.

Boston city elections are nonpartisan, meaning two Democrats, two Republicans or two Green party candidates could be finalists.  

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