|Andrew Square May Put Up Candidate For Mayor
It’s not official until Saturday January 28, when all prospective candidates will have to officially declare their intentions to run for Mayor of South Boston but word is that the Andrew Square area, which is undergoing a spirited revival, may very well have a candidate seeking to be the tenth Mayor of South Boston.
“The Andrew Square area of South Boston has certainly stepped to the plate with a combination of long time activists and a new core of committed, active residents, who are working together to improve life and business opportunities in that area,” stated Rep Brian Wallace one of the founders of the South Boston Claddagh Society, which sponsors the Mayor of South Boston election. “There is no doubt in my mind that Russ Waterman would be proud of the work that is going on in the Square. He was the catalyst many years ago and his work is continuing. Now they are looking to claim the Mayor’s job, we are hearing,” Wallace said.
Where will the other candidates come from? Claddagh Society President Bob “The General” Lee is cautiously optimistic about fielding a strong field of candidates in this the tenth year of the race. “We hope the tradition will continue. The Mayor of South Boston’s race has raised over $350,000 and has been a lot of fun over the past nine years. It has contributed all of that money to the past nine St Patrick’s Day Parades, and has been very helpful to Wacko Hurley in organizing and paying for the parade, which doesn’t come cheap,” Lee stated.
Any candidate who would like to run for Mayor is asked to show up at the South Boston Public Library on Saturday January 28 from 10a.m until noon to get your ballots and sign on the dotted line. The Tenth Annual Mayor of South Boston Election will be held on Saturday, March 4, at the Library. So get your committees together, inform your friends and relatives and let’s get it on.