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Councilor John Connolly considering a run for mayor


BOSTON ( – A Boston city councilor says he is seriously considering a run for the mayor's office.
Democrat John Connolly told The Boston Globe that he plans to make a decision soon. The 39-year-old is a three-term council member from West Roxbury.
Connolly is a former teacher and says his campaign would focus on improving city schools.
Current Mayor Thomas M. Menino has not said if he will seek a record sixth-term.
Candidates have until May 13 to file nomination papers.