Come Celebrate the Holidays with the Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee!


City Council Candidate Endorsements

After the multi-ward forum at Boston English High School last night, Monday October 28, members of the Boston Ward 19 Democratic committee met to endorse candidates for the upcoming election. We have endorsed the following candidates:

District 5: Ricardo Arroyo

District 6: Matt O’Malley (unopposed)

At-large: Alejandra St. Guillen, David Halbert, Michelle Wu

City Council Candidates Forum – Monday October 28th, 2019

Please join us to meet and greet Boston’s candidates for City Council at Large and Districts 5, 6, and 7 at a forum presented by the Democratic Ward Committees of Wards 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, and 20 (representing the neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Roslindale, Roxbury, South End, and West Roxbury.  Details Below:

When: Monday, October 28th at 5:30PM-8:45PM

Location: English High School – 144 McBride Street (Use the Williams Street Entrance) Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Moderator: Tanisha Sullivan, President, NAACP Boston Branch 


5:30pm – 6:00pm: Meet & Greet

6:00pm – 8:00pm: At Large City Council Candidates (7 Confirmed)

8:00pm – 8:45pm: District 5 City Council Candidates

Please view the event flyer by clicking here.

Ward 19 Delegates Elected to Attend Convention

The following neighbors and friends will attend the 2019 Democratic State Convention in Springfield on September 14.

Rebecca Chapman
Kerry Costello
Judy Coughlin
Henia Handler
Patricia Hudson
Radhika Khetani
Nikki Kong
Marilyn Morrissey
Phoebe O’Mara
Helen Raizen

Alex Auriema
John Broussard
Edmund Crotty
Jeffrey Jacobson
John Riordan
Ruben Rodrigues
Bill Shaevel
John Young

David Ofsevit and Karen Payne, Committee co-chairs, will also attend.

Thanks to all who helped at the caucus on May 18.






Registered Democrats in the Boston Ward 19 Jamaica Plain/Roslindale) will hold a caucus on Saturday May 18, 2019 to elect delegates and alternates to the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. All Democrats who are registered or pre-registered in Ward 19 are invited to participate.

The Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee caucus will be held at the Farnsworth House Community Room, 90 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Doors will open at 9:30 am and will close at 10:00 am. Ward 19 Democrats must be inside by 10:00 a.m. to participate in electing delegates and alternates.

This year’s Massachusetts Democratic convention will be held September 14, 2019 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, where thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to discuss Party business and celebrate our successes as we prepare for upcoming elections.

The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Ward 19 (Jamaica Plain/Roslindale). Pre-registered Democrats who will be 16 years old by May 11, 2019 will be allowed to participate and run as a delegate or alternate. Ward 19 can elect 26 delegates and 5 alternates.

Youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be an add-on delegate at the caucus or at

Those interested in getting involved with the Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee should or check out our website at http://www.bostonward19dems.

Join the Ward 19 Democratic Committee for a Panel: “Walkable, Bikable, Livable Streets”

Our panel is aiming to educate Ward 19 (includes parts of JP and Roslindale) residents about what the city is doing to improve road conditions, transportation, and pedestrian/bicyclist safety. It will occur during our monthly Ward 19 Democratic committee meeting on April 1st at the Roslindale House. The regular meeting will start at 7pm, and this panel will take place at 7:30 and last about 45 minutes. The invited speakers will collectively talk for about 20-30 minutes with time remaining for questions from the audience.

Confirmed speakers include At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu, Boston Director of Planning Vineet Gupta, the Executive Director of Boston Cyclist Union Becca Wolfson, and Ari Ofsevit from Transit Matters.

Each of the speakers will field specific questions concerning their area of expertise and how it relates to residents of Jamaica Plain and Roslindale.