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Boston Councilor Ross Jumps Into Mayor's Race

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Boston City Councilor Michael Ross on Thursday joined a crowded field of candidates seeking to replace longtime Mayor Thomas Menino.

Michael Ross (Facebook)
Michael Ross (Facebook)

The 41-year-old Ross, of Mission Hill, has represented the city's District 8 — which also includes Beacon Hill, Back Bay and the Fenway — since 1999.

Ross recently served two terms as the council's president and now serves as chair of its Public Safety Committee. He's the fourth member of the council to enter the mayor's race.

"I have a strong progressive vision for this city that I think will be unique and stand out, and I'm excited to talk about it," Ross told WBUR.

"I look forward to having a robust conversation and discussion about the future of our city and how we can build on the great success that Mayor Menino has created here in this city."

In a statement posted on his website, Ross said he's planning a formal campaign kickoff next month.

He joins an ever-expanding list of candidates seeking to replace Menino, including Boston City Councilors Felix Arroyo, Rob Consalvo and John Connolly; Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley; state Rep. Martin Walsh; and community organizer Bill Walczak.

This article was originally published on April 11, 2013.

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