Boston City Councilor John Connolly is announcing he is running for mayor today.
"I'm running for Mayor because Boston should be the first city in America to transform urban public schools and offer every child a world-class education. We all need our Boston Public Schools to work because great schools lead to safe and healthy neighborhoods," wrote Connolly on his campaign website.
Connolly, from West Roxbury, is in his third term, and is announcing his mayoral candidacy at the corner of Warren and Cambridge streets, in Brighton at 11 a.m. today. A former teacher and father of two young children, Connolly said he will focus on bringing "change to Boston Public Schools and to bring new ideas and new energy to the challenges facing the City of Boston."
"If I'm elected mayor, I'll work every day for Boston to be a city where anyone can make their home and say it was the best decision they ever made," wrote Connolly on his website.