Citywide Support Propels John Connolly to Victory
ROXBURY – Today, John Connolly advanced to the final election for Mayor of Boston with broad support from every neighborhood in the City. Connolly advanced to the final election with 17% of the vote.
Connolly separated himself from the pack by relying not just on a core group of supporters in one area, but by earning significant support in every Boston neighborhood.
“It’s gratifying to see that our message resonated in every neighborhood in the City,” Connolly said. “I’m running to be Mayor of all of Boston because every child should receive a high quality education, and every person deserves to live in a safe and healthy neighborhood,” he continued. “Together we can make that happen.”
“I also want to congratulate Marty Walsh on his success today, and in particular I want to thank each of the candidates for running great campaigns full of ideas and energy and for keeping the debate positive and focused on Boston’s future,” Connolly said. “I’ve learned from every one of them, and I look forward to working with each of them.”
Connolly’s constant efforts to champion improvements in the Boston Public Schools during his years on the City Council have generated a dedicated network of supportive young families, parents, and educators across the City with whom Connolly has worked directly on school issues. This network served as a critical element of Connolly’s grassroots campaigning efforts.
Connolly is a former teacher and also a parent of a BPS student (his 5 year-old daughter Clare attends the Trotter School). He is the Chair of the City Council’s Education Committee Connolly and has made transforming Boston Public Schools the cornerstone of his campaign.
Connolly and his wife, Meg Kassakian Connolly, live in West Roxbury with their three children – Clare (5), Teddy (4) and newborn MaryKate, who was born in August.