Mayoral Candidate Comparison

Updated: For the latest information regarding the candidates, you can click their images below to see their arts & cultural agendas. 

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From the Create the Vote blog:


Create the Vote Forum with John Connolly 

On Friday, October 25, John Connolly visited the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts to meet with the creative community and to highlight his Arts & Culture Agenda. Connolly also praised the work of the Create the Vote coalition during the mayoral race saying, "You've been the signature advocacy campaign in this election." He told the crowd that in his first four city council races he did not talk about arts and culture issues. “I ran for City Council four times before I ran for Mayor and I don’t think we ever talked about the arts. What you [the creative community] have done in this race has been amazing.” The work of the Create the Vote coalition helped educate Connolly on the key role that arts and culture play in the health and vibrancy of the city.   

Create the Vote Forum with Marty Walsh

On Friday, October 18, 2013, Marty Walsh addressed a full hall at the African Meeting House at the Museum of African American History. Marty unveiled his Arts and Culture Platform and spoke about his plan for arts, culture, and creativity in the city. During his speech, Marty made strong commitments to the creative community and proclaimed that under his administration: “I want to have an arts renaissance in the city of Boston.” Read about it here as reported by The Boston Globe. You can also visit HowlRound's blog to watch full recording of the forum. 


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