The four leading contestants in the mayor election of Boston are all colors of ladies, a sudden outstanding change for the city that has only opted white person for the office since its start in 1822.
On Tuesday, the people of Boston will opt for the two leading contenders out of eight candidates, but polling shows that just 4 contenders appoint at advancing and all of those ladies are women of a different color. On 2nd November, the 2 victors are going to be in opposition in the formal mayor race.
According to Suffolk University polling results earlier week, a top contender in the field with thirty-one percent of the vote is the 1st Asian-American lady, Michelle Wu, who will serve as City Councilor. The second lady with an extremely tight race is Kim Janey (Acting Mayor), who acquires twenty percent of votes. Moreover, Annissa Essaibi George (City Councilor) and Andrea Campbell (City Councilor) stand at nineteen percent and eighteen percent, respectively.
In March, Kim Janey had taken office at the time when Martin Walsh (former mayor) left the place to become American secretary of labor. Both Andrea Campbell and Kim Janey are black ladies. Furthermore, Annissa Essaibi George is the daughter of a Polish mother and a Tunisian Arab father, and she recognizes as a woman of color.
Other candidates didn’t even surpass polling 3%
Besides this, there were 4 other women contenders in the race, just 3 of them have remained active, but not a single candidate attained polling above three percent earlier week.
The Director of the SUPRC (Suffolk University Political Research Center), David Paleologos, described that history won’t be made on 2nd November, the final election day. He added that history will technically be made incoming Tuesday because both contenders are going to be women of color.
The contenders, in some ways, competing for mayor position are truly a reflection of a city that has faced huge variation in its racial matters in the last few decades. For years, Boston has been a majority white population, but no, it is now a majority-minority region, with Hispanic and Black people showing nineteen percent of the whole population of the city and Asian residents covering eleven percent of the population of the city. The whites are now representing forty-five percent of the total residents of the city.