City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo will announce he is running for mayor of Boston on Tuesday morning, according to a person close to the campaign.
Arroyo, 33, of Jamaica Plain, has served as an at-large member of the City Council since 2010. A former political director for SEIU Local 615, he is the son of Felix D. Arroyo, the first Latino member of the City Council. Arroyo has roughly $80,000 in his campaign account. He becomes the first prominent person of color to enter the race.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced last month he would not seek a sixth term, opening a flood gate of potential candidates.