I am a Boston City Councilor, a former teacher, and a Boston Public School parent. I'm running for Mayor to transform our public schools, to ensure every Bostonian lives in a safe and healthy neighborhood, and to bring a new era of inclusive leadership to City Hall.
I hope that you take a few moments to learn more about my vision for Boston's future, sign up to join our campaign, and share your ideas with us.
Thank you for your consideration. I hope to earn your support.
Latest News from the Campaign
May 20, 2013On Saturday, May 18th, nearly 50 volunteers gathered at 295 Main Street in Charlestown to open John Connolly's campaign office. Connolly is the first mayoral candidate to open an office in Charlestown, and this is his campaign's second field office. After the office opening, volunteers headed out into Charlestown to talk with residents about John's vision for Boston's future.
May 2, 2013
On April 29th, John launched a series of neighborhood walks throughout Boston.
That afternoon, a group of Jamaica Plain residents walked with John along Centre Street from Hyde Square to Jackson Square.
On Thursday May 2nd, John will join with neighbors to walk in the neighborhood around Norfolk Street in Dorchester.
And on Tuesday, May 7th, john will walk with residents around Orchard Gardens in Roxbury.
April 18, 2013
West Roxbury - Roslindale Bulletin
At the West Roxbury Civic and Improvement Association (WRCIA) meeting on Monday night, it was local politics on the agenda.
At-Large City Councilor John Connolly dropped by seeking support in his race for Mayor.
Connolly told the roughly twenty people at the meeting that he's been in the race for a little more than a month and that he wouldn't take their votes for granted.
April 5, 2013
It says everything about Tom Menino's five terms in office that the boldest act one can commit in Boston politics may be to run against him.
Consider that a generation of elected officials have gone out of their way to declare that under no circumstances would they ever consider running against the city's five-term patriarch. Though the supplicants generally cite respect and affection as their driving forces, surely another consideration is the fear of being crushed like a bug.
February 27, 2013
Connolly, 39, a graduate of Harvard College and Boston College Law School, is different. He’s a smart, serious politician with a substantial following among Boston’s young families, in part because he’s focused like a laser on an issue crucial to that constituency: improving the city’s public schools.