Tito Jackson will file his application for mayoral candidate nomination papers on Wednesday, the Boston city councilor announced in a tweet.
Jackson shared a photo of the city of Boston’s website, which lists Wednesday as the first day that candidates can apply for nomination papers. In order to run for mayor, Jackson will need 3,000 signatures from registered voters in the city.
— Tito Jackson (@titojackson) April 19, 2017
“Today I take the first official step to become Boston’s next Mayor,” Jackson wrote. “I run because we must be a city for all, not just for some. #WeAreBoston”
The deadline to apply for nomination papers is May 16. Elections for mayor and city council will be held in the fall.