Which West Roxbury Residents are Running for Office?

Two of the biggest heavyweights in the mayor's race reside in West Roxbury - John Connoly and Dan Conley.


Numerous West Roxbury residents have submitted nomination papers for Boston's mayoral and city council races.

Of the 17 candidates who submitted mayoral nomination papers, two West Roxbury residents are clearly first and second in having the most cash for their campaigns.

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley has more than $1 million cash on hand for his campaign, according to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF); Although Conley's campaign did have more than $800,000 before he announced his mayoral candidacy. 

At-Large City Councilor John Connolly has about $488K on hand, according to OCPF, who benefitted from donations due to announcing his mayoral candidacy before Mayor Thomas Menino said he would not seek reelection.

Connolly leaves behind an at-large council with two incumbents seeking reelection, Ayanna Pressley and Stephen Murphy. Two West Roxbury residents, Martin J. Keogh and Seamus M. Whelan, submitted nomination signature papers to enter this race. 

In the District 6 race, heavily-favored incumbent Matt O'Malley has an opponent with West Roxbury's Luis F. Valerio. O'Malley, of Jamaica Plain, is holding a campaign kickoff event at Doyle's Cafe on June 4 with special guest Gov. Deval Patrick. 

Nomination papers will be certified by the City's Registrar by June 25 for candidates to be on the Sept. 24 election ballot. 

Please see the attached PDF for a list of possible candidates who submitted papers.


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