The Boston Mayoral/City Council Preliminary Prediction Contest!

Prove your predictive prowess and be named Boston’s preeminent political guru.

How It’s Gonna Work: You pick the order in which the 12 mayoral candidates will finish in Tuesday’s preliminary. List them in order, 1 through 12.

Also, name the eight at-large City Council candidates who will win spots on the final ballot. No order necessary.

How Scoring Works: For each mayoral candidate who finishes in the exact spot you predicted, your entry gets 5 points. For each candidate who finishes one spot off in either direction, you get 3 points. For each candidate who finishes two spots off in either direction, you get 1 point.

For each City Council candidate you correctly predict to finish in the Top 8, your entry gets 5 points.

Maximum possible points = 100. Entry with the highest point total wins.

How To Enter: Submit your entry as a comment on this post. One entry per person. Entries MUST be received by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, September 23.

The mayoral candidates:

Felix Arroyo

John Barros

Charles Clemons

Dan Conley

John Connolly

Rob Consalvo

Charlotte Golar Richie

Mike Ross

Bill Walczak

Marty Walsh

David James Wyatt

Charles Yancey

See our Candidate Chat page for the list of City Council at-large candidates.

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  • kollins

    1. John Connolly
    2. Dan Conley – Yep its gonna be a conley/connolly final
    3. Marty Walsh
    4. Rob Consolvo
    5. Felix Arroyo
    6. CharGo
    7.John Barros
    8. Mike Ross
    9. Walzcak
    10 Yancey
    11. Clemons
    12. Wyatt – Nobody has to be last since wyatt doesnt really count!

    CCAL

    Wu
    Soto
    Ross
    Presesly
    Murphy
    Kelly
    Annissa Essaibi-George
    Flaherty

  • James Cody

    1. John Connolly
    2. Marty Walsh
    3. Mike Ross
    4. Dan Conley
    5. John Barros
    6. Felix Arroyo
    7. Rob Consalvo
    8. Charlotte Golar Richie
    9. Bill Walzcak
    10. Yancey
    11. Clemons
    12. Wyatt

    At-Large Seats:
    Ayanna Pressley

    Stephen Murphy
    Michelle Wu
    Michael Flaherty
    Martin Keogh
    Ramon Soto
    Jack Kelly
    Jeff Ross

  • Thomas

    1. John Connolly

    2. Felix Arroyo

    3. Marty Walsh

    4. Charlotte Golar Richie

    5. Dan Conley

    6. Rob Consalvo

    7. John Barros

    8. Mike Ross

    9. Yancey

    10. Bill Walzcak

    11. Clemons

    12. Wyatt

    At Large

    1. Pressley

    2. Murphy

    3. Flaherty

    4. Wu

    5. Soto

    6. Keogh

    7. Kelly

    8. Essaibi-George

  • William

    No prize offered so I’m NOT trying this!

  • Jon Jons

    1. Marty Walsh
    2. Charlotte Golar Richie
    3. John Connolly
    4. Felix Arroyo

    5. Dan Conley
    6. Rob Consalvo
    7. John Barros

    8. Mike Ross
    9. Charles Yancey
    10. Bill Walzcak
    11. Charles Clemons
    12. David Wyatt

    Murphy
    Pressley
    Flaherty
    Ross
    Kelly
    Wu

    George
    O’Neill

  • Patrick Butler

    1. John Connolly
    2. Marty Walsh
    3. John Barros
    4. Felix Arroyo
    5. Dan Conley
    6. Rob Consalvo
    7. Charlotte Golar Richie
    8. Mike Ross
    9. Charles Yancey
    10. Bill Walzcak
    11. Charles Clemmons
    12. David Wyatt
    CCouncil is too crazy. All incumbents will be returned.
    New Councilors will be
    1. Wu
    2.Soto
    3. Keogh
    4. Kelly
    5.Flaherty

  • James

    1. Marty Walsh
    2. John Connolly
    3. Dan Conley
    4. Rob Consalvo
    5. Charlotte Golar Richie
    6. Felix Arroyo
    7. Mike Ross
    8. John Barros
    9. Charles Yankey
    10. Bill Walzcak
    11. Charles Clemons
    12. David Wyatt

    Ayanna Pressley
    Stephen Murphy
    Michael Flaherty
    Jack Kelly
    Michelle Wu
    Annissa Essaibi-George

    Marty Keogh
    Jeff Ross

  • crh617

    Mayoral

    1. Barros
    2. Connolly
    3. Walsh
    4. Arroyo
    5. Conley
    6. Golar Richie
    7. Consalvo
    8. Ross
    9. Yancey
    10. Walczak
    11. Clemons
    12. Wyatt

    CCouncil At-Large

    1. Pressley
    2. Murphy
    3. Flaherty
    4. Wu
    5. Kelly
    6. Keogh
    7. Essaibi-George
    8. Ross

  • Matt D

    1.Walsh
    2.Conley
    3.Connolly
    4.Arroyo
    5.Golar Richie
    6.Consalvo
    7.Barros
    8.Ross
    9.Walczak
    10.Yancey
    11.Clemons
    12.Wyatt

    CC

    1.Pressely
    2.Flaherty
    3.Keough
    4.Kelly
    5.Wu
    6. George

  • Mike Berry

    1. John Connolly
    2. Dan Conley
    3. Marty Walsh
    4. John Barros
    5. Rob Consalvo
    6. Charlotte Golar Richie
    7. Felix Arroyo
    8. Mike Ross
    9. Bill Walzcak
    10. Charles Yancey
    11. Charles Clemons
    12. David Wyatt

    At-Large
    – Murphy
    – Pressley
    – Flaherty
    – Wu
    – Kelly III
    – Soto
    – O’Neill
    – Keough

  • Adam

    1. John Connolly
    2. Rob Consalvo
    3. Marty Walsh
    4. Dan Conley
    5. Charlotte Golar Richie
    6. Felix Arroyo
    7. Mike Ross
    8. John Barros
    9. Bill Walczak
    10. Charles Yancey
    11. Charles Clemons
    12. David Wyatt

    At-Large
    – Murphy
    – Pressley
    – Wu
    – Flaherty
    – Essaibi-George
    – Soto
    – Ross
    – Keogh

  • Stephen

    1. John Connolly

    2. Marty Walsh

    3. Dan Conley

    4. Rob Consalvo

    5. Felix Arroyo

    6. John Barros

    7. Charlotte Golar Richie

    8. Mike Ross

    9. Charles Yancey

    10. Bill Walczak

    11. Charles Clemons

    12. David Wyatt

    At Large

    -Murphy

    -Pressley

    -Flaherty

    -Wu

    -Ross

    -Kelly

    -Soto

    – Essaibi-George

  • kgilnack

    Mayor:
    – John Connolly
    – Marty Walsh
    – Dan Conley
    – Felix Arroyo
    – Charlotte Golar Richie
    – Rob Consalvo
    – Mike Ross
    – John Barros
    – Charles Yancey
    – Bill Walczak
    – Charles Clemons
    – David James Wyatt

    City Council:
    – Ayanna Pressley
    – Stephen Murphy
    – Michelle Wu
    – Jeff Ross
    – Jack Kelly
    – Martin Keogh
    – Annissa Essaibi-George
    – Michael Flaherty

  • Andrew Carden

    Mayor:
    1. John Connolly
    2. Charlotte Golar Richie
    3. Martin Walsh
    4. Dan Conley
    5. Felix Arroyo
    6. John Barros
    7. Rob Consalvo
    8. Mike Ross
    9. Bill Walczak
    10. Charles Clemons
    11. Charles Yancey
    12. David James Wyatt

    At-Large:
    Annissa Essaibi-George
    Michael Flaherty
    Jack Kelly
    Stephen Murphy
    Ayanna Pressley
    Jeff Ross
    Ramon Soto
    Michelle Wu

  • Bob

    Mayor:
    1. Connolly
    2. Golar Richie
    3. Walsh
    4. Consalvo
    5. Arroyo
    6. Barros
    7. Conley
    8. Ross
    9. Walczak

    10. Yancey
    11. Clemons
    12. Wyatt

    A/L Council
    Pressley
    Murphy
    Flaherty
    Wu
    Kelly
    Essaibi-George
    Soto
    Ross

  • William

    Mayor
    1. Connolly
    2. Walsh
    3. Consalvo
    4. Golar Richie
    5. Conley
    6. Ross
    7. Barros
    8. Walczak
    9. Clemons
    10. Yancey
    11. Wyatt

    At-Large
    1. Pressley
    2. Murphy
    3. Wu
    4. Flaherty
    5. O’Neil
    6. Kelly
    7. Essaibi-George
    8. Keogh

  • Tony Schinella

    Mayor, Top 2: 1) Consalvo, 2) Golar Richie
    The rest: 3) Walsh, 4) Conley, 5) Connolly, 6) Arroyo, 7) Walczak, 8) Barros, 9) Yancey, 10) Ross, 11) Clemons, and 12) Wyatt
    At-Large: Murphy, Pressley, Flaherty, Frattaroli, Saunders, O’Neill, Garrison, and Ross.

    • Tony Schinella

      I didn’t realize at-large candidate Martin Keough is Peggy Davis-Mullen’s old staffer Marty Keough. Silly me. I may have to change my list a bit …

  • Mathew Helman

    Mayor:
    1) John Connolly
    2) Marty Walsh
    3) Charlotte Golar Richie
    4) Dan Conley
    5) Felix Arroyo
    6) Rob Consalvo
    7) Mike Ross
    8) John Barros
    9) Bill Walczak
    10) Charles Yancey
    11) Charles Clemons
    12) David James Wyatt

    City Council At Large:
    Ayanna Pressley
    Michelle Wu
    Stephen Murphy
    Michael F. Flaherty
    Jack F. Kelly III
    Jeffrey Michael Ross
    Annissa Essaibi-George
    Martin J. Keogh

  • Allison

    Mayor:

    1. John Connolly
    2. Charlotte Golar Richie
    3. Marty Walsh
    4. Dan Conley
    5. Rob Consalvo
    6. Felix Arroyo
    7. Mike Ross
    8. Bill Walczak
    9. John Barros
    10. Charles Clemons
    11. Charles Yancey
    12. David James Wyatt

    City Councilor At-Large

    1. Ayanna Pressley
    2. Michelle Wu
    3. Stephen Murphy
    4. Martin J. Keogh
    5. Michael Flaherty
    6. Annissa Essaibi George
    7. Catherine O’Neill
    8. Christopher Conroy

  • Josh Weiss

    1. John Connolly
    2. Marty Walsh
    3. Charlotte Golar Richie
    4. Dan Conley
    5. Felix Arroyo
    6. Rob Consalvo
    7. Mike Ross
    8. John Barros
    9. Bill Walczak
    10. Charles Yancey
    10. Charles Clemons
    12. David James Wyatt

    City Councilor At-Large

    Ayanna Pressley
    Michelle Wu
    Mike Flaherty
    Jack Kelly
    Annissa Essaibi George
    Jeff Ross
    Chris Conroy
    Steve Murphy

  • Daniel Vernick

    John Connolly
    Charlotte Golar Richie
    Marty Walsh
    Dan Conley
    Rob Consalvo
    Felix Arroyo
    Bill Walczak
    Mike Ross
    John Barros
    Charles Yancey
    Charles Clemons
    David Wyatt

    City Council At-Large

    Ayanna Pressley
    Michelle Wu
    Mike Flaherty
    Stephen Murphy
    Chris Conroy
    Annissa Essaibi George
    Jeff Ross
    Jack Kelly

  • Justin Haas

    1. Felix Arroyo
    2. Rob Consalvo
    3. John Connolly
    4. Charlotte Golar Richie

    5. Mike Ross
    6. Dan Conley
    7. Bill Walzcak

    8. John Barros
    9. Charles Yancey
    10. Marty Walsh
    11. Charles Clemons
    12. David Wyatt

    Pressley
    Murphy
    Ross
    George

    Flaherty
    Kelly
    Wu
    O’Neill

  • Sully Trentor

    1. Marty Walsh
    2. Dan Conley
    3. John Connolly
    4. Charlotte Golar Richie
    5. Mike Ross
    6. Rob Consalvo
    7. Bill Walzcak
    8. John Barros
    9. Charles Yancey
    10. Felix Arroyo
    11. Charles Clemons
    12. David Wyatt

    At Large

    1. Pressley
    2. Murphy
    3. Ross

    4. Conroy
    5. Flaherty
    6. Soto
    7. Wu
    8. O’Neill

  • Guest

    1. Consalvo
    2. Connolly
    3. Walsh
    4. Arroyo
    5. Golar Richie
    6. Conley
    7. Ross
    8. Barros

  • Grace Lindsay

    Mayor:
    1. Connolly
    2. Arroyo
    3. Golar Richie
    4. Walsh
    5. Conley
    6. Consalvo
    7. Barros
    8. Walczak
    9. Ross
    10. Yancey
    11. Wyatt
    12. Clemons

    City Council:
    Flaherty, Essaibi-George, Kelly, Keogh, Murphy, Pressley, Ross, Wu

  • Thomas Waite

    Mayor:
    1. Connolly
    2. Arroyo
    3. Walsh
    4. Conley
    5. Golar Richie
    6. Consalvo
    7. Barros
    8. Ross
    9. Walczak
    10. Yancey
    11. Wyatt
    12. Clemons

  • echerniack

    1.John Connolly
    2.John Barros
    3. Marty Walsh
    4.Charlotte Golar Richie
    5. Dan Conley
    6. Mike Ross
    7.Felix Arroyo
    8. Bill Walczak
    9. Rob Consalvo
    10. Charles Yancey
    11. Charles Clemons
    12. David James Wyatt

    City Council at Large
    Christopher J. Conroy
    Michael F. Flaherty
    Michelle Wu
    Ayanna Pressley
    Jeffrey Michael Ross

    Jack F. Kelly III

    Stephen Murphy
    Ramon Soto

  • Kevin Loechner

    1. John Connolly
    2. Marty Walsh
    3. Charlotte Golar Richie
    4. Dan Conley
    5. Felix Arroyo
    6. Rob Consalvo
    7. John Barros
    8. Mike Ross
    9. Bill Walczak
    10. Charles Yancey
    11. Charles Clemons
    12. David James Wyatt

    CC

    Ayanna Pressley
    Stephen Murphy
    Michael Flaherty
    Michelle Wu
    Jack Kelly
    Annissa Essaibi-George
    Martin Keogh
    Ramon Soto

  • conory

    Mayor

    1) Walsh
    2) Connolly

    3) Consalvo
    4) Golar Richie
    5) Arroyo
    6) Ross
    7) Conley
    8) Barros
    9) Walczak
    10) Yancey
    11) Clemons
    12) Wyatt

    Council

    Pressley
    Wu
    Flaherty
    Murphy
    Kelly
    Conroy
    Essaibi-George
    Keough

  • Eric J. Alves

    Mayor:
    1. Connolly
    2. Walsh
    3. Consalvo
    4. Arroyo
    5. Conley
    6. Ross
    7. Golar Richie
    8. Barros
    9. Yancy
    10. Walczak
    11. Clemons
    12. Wyatt

    At-Large:
    Pressley
    Ross
    Kelly
    Flaherty
    Wu
    Murphy
    Keogh
    Soto

  • jdm806

    MAYOR:
    1. Walsh
    2. Connolly
    3. Golar-Richie
    4. Conley
    5. Consalvo
    6. Barros
    7. Walczak
    8. Ross
    9. Arroyo
    10. Yancey
    11. Clemons
    12. Wyatt

    CITY COUNCIL:
    Pressley
    Murphy
    Kelly
    Wu
    Ross
    Keogh
    Essaibi-George
    O’Neill

  • tarzanbrown

    Connolly
    Walsh
    Consalvo
    Conley
    Golar Richie
    Ross
    Arroyo
    Walczak
    Barros
    Clemons
    Yancey
    Wyatt

    Soto
    Murphy
    Pressley
    Wu
    Flaherty
    Ross
    Kelly
    Keogh

  • NASC

    John Connolly
    Marty Walsh
    Mike Ross
    Dan Conley
    Charlotte Golar Richie
    Felix Arroyo
    Bill Walczak
    John Barros
    Rob Consalvo
    Charles Yancey
    Charles Clemons
    David James Wyatt

    Pressley
    Murphy
    Wu
    Flaherty
    Ross
    Kelly
    Keogh
    Soto

  • Kenzie Bok

    Know I’m too late for the ‘official entry’, but since there isn’t a prize…

    John Connolly
    Marty Walsh
    Charlotte Golar Richie
    Dan Conley
    John Barros
    Felix Arroyo
    Rob Consalvo
    Mike Ross
    Bill Walczak
    Charles Yancey
    Charles Clemons
    David James Wyatt

    Ayanna Pressley
    Michelle Wu
    Michael Flaherty
    Stephen Murphy
    Ramon Soto
    Jack Kelly
    Jeff Ross
    Annissa George

    • E. Peter Alvarez

      Yours was almost right!