Councilor Rob Consalvo makes it official - he’s running for mayor in Boston

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Declaring his love for Boston and his plans for its future, City Councilor Rob Consalvo officially launched his campaign for mayor Thursday night in front of about 400 supporters at a kickoff event in Jamaica Plain.

Speaking in front of a large blue campaign sign with the slogan “Making Boston Better,” Consalvo tried to set himself apart from the other 23 candidates.

“So far, the other candidates in the race have said they’re running because they can’t pass up the opportunity,” he said during a 20-minute speech at the Cedars of Lebanon Hall. “Well, I’m running because I can’t pass up the opportunity that being mayor would give me to continue to help even more people in our city.”

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