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City Council races on ballot in Tuesday municipal election

Posted by Patrick Rosso  November 4, 2013 01:41 PM

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Along with the high-profile race for mayor, a number of contests for city council will be on the ballot when residents of Boston their votes Tuesday in the 2013 municipal election.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information about where and how to vote, click here.

In addition to the two candidates vying to be Boston’s next mayor, eight are seeking to become the city’s next four at-Large City Councilors, and a number of candidates are campaigning for district City Council seats.

In the at-Large race, current sitting councilors Ayanna Pressley and Stephen Murphy will face challengers Jack F. Kelly, Martin Keogh, Annissa Essaibi George, Michael Flaherty, Michelle Wu, and Jeffery Ross. Voters can choose four candidates to fill the posts.

In District 2, which represents South Boston and Chinatown, as well as portions of the South End, Suzanne Lee, a Chinatown resident, is set to take on current sitting councilor and South Boston resident Bill Linehan. The two faced off in the 2011 municipal election, with Linehan just barely eking out a victory.

In District 4, which represents portions of Mattapan and Dorchester, current sitting councilor Charles Yancey, a Dorchester resident, will take on Terrance Williams, a Dorchester resident who works for the Boston Water and Sewer Commission.

In District 5, which represents Hyde Park as well as portions of Mattapan and Roslindale, Jean-Claude Sanon, a Mattapan resident and small business owner, will face-off against Timothy P. McCarthy, a Hyde Park resident and Boston Public Works manager.

In District 7, which represents Roxbury as well as portions of the South End and Fenway, current sitting councilor Tito Jackson will take on challengers Roy Owens, a perennial candidate and Roxbury resident, and Jamarhl Crawford, a community activist and Roxbury resident who is mounting a write-in campaign.

For updates and more information about the candidates, be sure to visit Boston.com's 2013 Mayoral Race section and Politics section.

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