Boston City Councilor Rob Consalvo announced his candidacy for Boston mayor on Thursday.
“For the last 11 years I have built a very strong record as a Boston City Councilor bringing new ideas, new energy, and new vision all across our city,” said Consalvo via press release, pledging to lead Boston into its next generation of greatness and continue working at making Boston better.
Consalvo will formally kick-off his campaign later this month.
The father of three, including two students in Boston Public Schools, listed his accomplishments while on the Boston City Council, representing Roslindale, Hyde Park, Mattapan and West Roxbury through the years (the district has changed during his service).
- Under Consalvo’s leadership, the city has embraced new “Shotspotter” technology that has enabled Boston police officers to respond at the scene within minutes of shots being fired.
- Consalvo has strongly advocated for the Boston Public Schools and worked with parents to create an innovative community school district in Roslindale – the first of its kind in the city and a model for the new assignment plan.
- Under Consalvo’s leadership, Boston became the first city to pass an ordinance called “John’s Law” to help stop drunken driving. John’s law and a similar law in New Jersey served as the catalyst for national legislation later passed by Congress.
- Consalvo authored a groundbreaking foreclosure law that holds banks accountable for blighted properties in Boston’s neighborhoods.
"I am running for Mayor because I love the City of Boston and I am prepared and ready to serve all of our neighborhoods. I have a proven record of innovation, leadership, compassion, and a strong commitment to public service,” Consalvo said. “Boston is a great city. But there are ways to make it even greater and to make sure everyone in it benefits from that greatness – and that is what I want to do.”
Consalvo joins a growing list of candidates including City Councilor John Connolly, District Attorney Dan Conley, and State Rep. Martin Walsh.