Tito Jackson is taking the first official step toward running for mayor

Roxbury, MA -- 1/12/2017 - Tito Jackson, Roxbury City Councilor announces his mayoral candidacy at Dudley Square's Haley House. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

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Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson announced his candidacy for mayor in January. –Jessica Rinaldi / Boston Globe

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.

“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”

Jackson announced his candidacy for mayor in January. He faces a 55-to-1 fundraising disadvantage to incumbent Mayor Marty Walsh, according to The Boston Globe.


The deadline to apply for nomination papers is May 16. Elections for mayor and city council will be held in the fall.