Politics

Boston mayoral race

24 vying for Boston mayor

The last major candidate expected to join the race for Boston mayor ­applied for nomination papers — the first step in a mayoral bid — ­Friday at City Hall, bringing the number of potential candidates to 24. Campaigns can continue applying for nomination papers until May 13. To secure a spot on the ballot, candidates must gather the signatures of 3,000 registered voters by May 21. Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s announcement that he would not seek a sixth term unleashed a torrent ­of political ambition that had been pent up for a generation.

Here are the 24 potential candidates, in alphabetical order:

Frank John Addivinola Jr

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City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo

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John F. Barros

Lee Buckley

Robert Cappucci

Charles L. Clemons Jr.

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Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley

City Councilor John R. Connolly

City Councilor Rob Consalvo

Miniard Culpepper

William J. Dorcena

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Althea Garrison

Charlotte Golar Richie

John G.C. Laing Jr.

Divo Rodrigues Monteiro

David S. Portnoy

City Councilor Michael P. Ross

Gareth R. Saunders

Bill Walczak

State Representative Martin J. Walsh

Hassan A. Williams

Christopher G. Womack

David James Wyatt

City Councilor Charles C. Yancey