The Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee has endorsed City Councilor John R. Connolly in the mayoral race.
The endorsement Tuesday night followed a series of speeches from candidates and their supporters, the group said today in a statement. Connolly personally addressed the committee, and former mayoral candidate Charlotte Golar Richie spoke on behalf of state Representative Martin J. Walsh, Connolly’s opponent.
Ward 5 includes Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway-Kenmore, and Bay Village.
“More than 50 people packed our meeting room in Copley Square, choosing our meeting over a televised mayoral debate and proving that this election is all about voters in all of Boston’s neighborhoods making personal choices about what course they think is best for the City of Boston,” Ross Levanto, chairman of the Ward 5 Democratic Committee, said in the statement.
On Tuesday night, the committee also endorsed Jeffrey Michael Ross for a citywide council seat and Josh Zakim to be the next District 8 councilor.
Most of Ward 5 falls within the City Council’s eighth district.