UPDATE: Three names will appear on the September 16 Democratic primary ballot for mayor: Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster. School board member Howard Gardner and Charlie Coviello failed to petition onto the ballot. Mayoral candidates will have ballot company from citywide candidates as well as City Council candidates in several districts. Absentee ballots will be available this week.
Finch citywide endorsed slate: City Clerk Lydia Martinez; Town Clerk Don Clemons; Board of Education Kadisha Coates, Hernan Illingworth, Faith Villegas; City Sheriffs Willie Murphy, Mitch Robles, Dennis Scinto.
Ganim citywide challenge slate: City Clerk Fleeta Hudson; Town Clerk Alma Maya; Board of Education Dennis Bradley, Maria Pereira, Ben Walker; City Sheriffs Manny Cotto, Wes Matthews, Steve Nelson.
Council candidates running on Finch’s line: 130th District, Katie Bukovsky, Scott Burns; 131st District, Jack Banta, Denese Taylor-Moye; 132nd District, Evette Brantley, John Olson; 137th District, Milta Feliciano, Aidee Nieves; 138th District, James Morton, Melanie Jackson.
Council candidates running on Ganim’s line: 130th District John Marshall Lee and Tyisha Toms; 131st District Jorge Cruz; 132nd District Lisa Parziale and Bob Halstead; 137th District Maria Valle and Juan Hernandez; 138th District Anthony Paoletto and Nessah Smith.
Teresa Davidson in the 137th District and Charles Hare and Julia Concepcion in the 138th District petitioned onto the ballot and will be on Mary-Jane Foster’s line.
In the 135th council district incumbents Mary McBride Lee and Richard Salter rejected the endorsement to petition onto Ganim’s line. They will not appear on the September primary ballot because they have no opposition.
Just because candidates appear on a mayoral line does not necessarily mean they support the candidate on that line. For instance John Marshall Lee and Tyisha Toms will appear on Ganim’s line because he has the second placement and they as well by petitioning onto the ballot. They have not announced support for a mayoral candidate.
The following endorsed City Council candidates do not have primaries: 133, Tom McCarthy, Jeanette Herron; 134, Michelle Lyons, AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia; 136, Joe Casco, Alfredo Castillo; 139, James Holloway, Eneida Martinez-Walker.