City Councilor Tito Jackson to run for mayor

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson announced Wednesday that he will be running for mayor of Boston this year.

Jackson released a video on YouTube, announcing his candidacy. He will make an official announcement Thursday.

The Roxbury native now represents parts of the South End, Dorchester, Fenway and Roxbury as a member of the City Council. He will be running against incumbent Mayor Marty Walsh this November.

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