Meet Candidates for Governor & Lieutenant Governor

2014 is a big election year in Massachusetts. Join us to meet four candidates for statewide office at our January meeting.

Monday, January 27
Brighton Library meeting room, 40 Academy Hill Road

With candidates for governor:

And candidates for lieutenant governor:

If you are interested in attending the Democratic State Convention, which will be held on June 14 in Worcester, save the date of February 22 for our caucus to elect Ward 21's delegates to the convention.

Meet the Candidates for Governor

All are welcome to our last meeting of 2013 with three Democratic candidates for Massachusetts governor:
Monday, November 18
Brighton Library meeting room, 40 Academy Hill Road

We are planning for the other candidates - Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman - to join us in January.

Vote on Tuesday!

On Tuesday, November 5, Boston will elect a new mayor for the first time in 20 years, as well as several new city councilors. We encourage our neighbors to vote and show that Allston, Brighton and Fenway residents are engaged in the future of our city.

Please consider supporting our endorsed candidates:

Marty Walsh For Mayor

  • “As a former mayor, I do not make this endorsement lightly… I believe that Marty Walsh is the best candidate to lead the City of Boston. He has a record of accomplishment and strong progressive ideals. I am proud to stand with him. If you are a Boston voter, please consider supporting Marty Walsh for Mayor.” – Congressman Mike Capuano
  • “He has demonstrated a record on the issues that I see as key to both fighting poverty and building a prosperous city for all Bostonians… He will tell you what he thinks, he will tell you like it is and finally –and I think most importantly – I know Marty to be a coalition builder and a coalition partner.” – State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz
  • “We need a Mayor who will not only work to improve our education system, but one that will work to ensure every child has a quality educational seat, one that will work to ensure every resident and neighborhood has opportunity for affordable housing, one that will work to ensure every neighborhood is benefiting from economic development, and ensure that every resident lives in a safe neighborhood. Marty is the candidate that can do that.” – John Barros, former candidate for Mayor and School Committee member
  • “My campaign for Mayor was focused on creating pathways out of poverty, closing the achievement gap in our schools and ensuring that everyone has a voice in the direction of our city. Marty shares our vision and our commitment to social and economic justice.” – City Councilor Felix Arroyo, former candidate for Mayor

For City Council At-Large

    Councilor Ayanna Pressley
  • Current City Councilor, founder & chair of Council’s Committee on Women & Healthy Communities
  • Focuses on breaking cycles of poverty and violence, stabilizing families, serving the needs of women and girls across the city
    Annissa Essaibi-George
  • Boston Public School Teacher (East Boston H.S.) since 2001
  • Built a successful small business (Stitch House, Dorchester)
  • Longtime volunteer and leader in civic organizations
  • Mother of four
    Michael Flaherty
  • Former City Council President
  • Formed Council's first special committee on P.I.L.O.T. reform
  • Advocate for a public arts agenda & better government-funded health services in Boston
    Michelle Wu
  • Led outreach to communities of color on Elizabeth Warren's senate campaign
  • Attorney and former small business owner
  • Legal guardian of her younger sister, a BPS student

Ward 21 Democratic Committee members voted to endorse these candidates after reviewing responses to our questionnaires, meeting with candidates at our candidates night events in July, and attending a variety of other forums and events with candidates.

Ward 21 includes parts of City Council District 8 (in the Fenway) and District 9 (Allston & Brighton). Learn about the candidates for our district council seats here.

Polls are open from 7am to 8pm, and you can look up your polling place here.