At 9 a.m. this morning City Council candidate Ken Mitchell filed 2,000 signatures to get on the ballot for the February 24 special elections, his campaign announced in a public statement.
It means it’s likely Mitchell will wind up on the first row of the ballot, since it’s a nonpartisan election, and positions on the ballot are assigned by the order in which the City’s Board of Elections receives the campaigns’ petition signatures.
“Thanks to the army of volunteers asking their North Shore friends, neighbors and family to sign petitions, our campaign will be first on the ballot,” Mitchell said in a public statement. “I am grateful for the overwhelming show of support for my candidacy and look forward to this campaign.”
I’m waiting to hear back from the Board of Elections spokesperson to confirm the receipt of Mitchell’s petitions.