Here are my endorsements for the upcoming Boston City Council elections in which I will be voting.
In the At-Large race, John Connolly (http://www.connollyforcouncil.com/) deserves the nod. He ran a good, clean campaign last time around, and came within 1% of the votes needed to win a seat. This time around, his campaign is just as clean and energetic. He clearly knows how to play the political game, which isn’t a bad thing in a job which is all about getting things done.
None of the four other candidates who is not currently on the Council is a serious contender. Of the four candidates who are currently on the Council, one is an anti-Semite, two have made more than their share of bone-headed mistakes, and the fourth has been ineffective and absent from his duties far more than is acceptable.
In the Allston-Brighton district race, Greg Glennon (http://glennonforcouncil.com/) gets my vote. He’s young, yet he has a lot of experience in things that matter. He has detailed, concrete ideas both about the problems that need to be solved in Allston-Brighton and all of Boston, and about how to solve them. There are other good candidates in the race, but I think that Glennon has the best chance of truly representing me and the issues I care about.
I was wondering whether this fall’s election was to fill just one at-large seat or all of them. If only the city’s Elections Department would publish such obviously important information on their Web site, I wouldn’t have to wonder! Thanks for the clarification.
For Marty Hogan to be a viable candidate in my eyes:
That’s probably not everything, but it’s a good start.
You seem to miss the fact that you get 4 votes for City Council At LArge, not just one, who are your other 3 candidates. What is the likelyhood that Marty Hogan would make the list of your top 4 and what would make him a more viable candidate to you?