Voters Prepare For Tuesday's Municipal Elections

Voters in 53 communities across the commonwealth go to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in municipal elections.

In Boston, the mayoral office is not on the ballot, but all City Council seats are. The four at-large members of the Boston City Council are running as a slate, hoping to hold on to their positions.

Their biggest threat is former Councilor Michael Flaherty, who wants to re-claim the seat he gave up two years ago in his unsuccessful bid to unseat Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

First-time Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who became the first African-American woman elected to the council two years ago, is the farthest back in the pack when it comes to fundraising.

With District 3 Councilor Maureen Feeney not seeking re-election, and the uphill battle by women challenging incumbents in Districts 2 and 7, there is the possibility that the City Council could become all-male for the first time since 1973.

This program aired on November 7, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Delores Handy Reporter
Delores Handy was formerly a host and reporter at WBUR.



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