The highly-anticipated primary election for the City of Boston is set for this Tuesday, September 14.
For the first time in the city’s history, the two successful candidates in the primary who will vie to succeed Marty Walsh (who took the post of Secretary of Labor in the Cabinet of President Joe Biden) in November will NOT be a white male.
The five candidates who will appear on the ballot in the primary are (in alphabetical order): John F. Barros, Andrea Joy Campbell, Annissa Essaibi George, Kim M Janey, and Michelle Wu.
Although there are relatively few points of disagreement among the candidates on the major issues facing our city, there are discernible differences in their leadership style and backgrounds.
We urge all of our readers to read up on the candidates and to examine their various approaches to the problems facing our city in order to make an informed decision.
We also would note that in addition to the mayor’s race, there will be primary contests for City Council-at-Large and in Districts 4, 6, 7, and 9. We urge all of our readers to participate in this historic occasion and get out to vote in the primary election this coming Tuesday, September 14.