Boston Mayoral Candidates Connect With Voters Through Volunteering

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Some of the mayoral candidates for the city of Boston are lending a helping hand on Saturday as a way to connect with the community.

Recent polls show that Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey and City Councilor Michelle Wu are the early leaders of the race.
With less than five months until the preliminary election, almost half of registered voters are undecided.

Candidate and Community Activist John Barros told WBZ NewsRadio's Mike Macklin that he believes the race is wide open.

"We have a few months to go, as you see from the different polls there's still a lot of undecided voters in Boston," Barros said. "I'm looking forward to talking to voters and letting them know what I stand for and what I've already done and who I would be as mayor."
Barros wrapped Mother's Day gift bags for senior mothers in public housing as a part of his Team Barros campaign.

Massachusetts State Rep. Jon Santiago also wrapped Mother's Day gifts on Saturday at the Shiloh House.

Santiago told Macklin he is excited to "speak to every neighborhood across the city of Boston and making sure that their voices are heard."

Mayoral candidate and At-Large City Councilor Annisa Essaibi George volunteered Saturday morning at the Chinatown food pantry.

Meanwhile, City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu and Boston City Councilor of District 4 Andrea Campbell canvassed in Boston.

Acting Mayor Kim Janey attended the reopening of the Swan Boats at the Public Garden.

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Written by Edyn Jensen

(Photo: Mario Jarjour/WBZ NewsRadio)

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