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    Felix Arroyo airs new ad as candidates take to television

    City Councilor Felix Arroyo has released a new television advertisement, a 30-second spot titled “Our Future” that will run on Boston airwaves until the Sept. 24 preliminary vote.

    Arroyo’s ad comes at a time when many of the 12 mayoral candidates are taking to the airwaves in the hopes of reaching voters who are just now tuning into the race.

    Earlier today, state Representative Martin J. Walsh announced his campaign’s first TV ad of the campaign, and on Monday Codman Square Health Center founder Bill Walczak rolled out a new ad touting his opposition to a casino planned for Boston.


    Arroyo’s new advertisement shows the candidate standing with his wife, Boston Public School teacher Jasmine Acevedo, and surrounded by children. The candidate then discusses the importance of closing the achievement gap and providing a pathway out of poverty.

    “More than fifty percent of students in our Boston Public Schools speak a language other than English in their house and like all of our students, they deserve a quality education. Our campaign is about making sure every child can succeed in our schools,” Arroyo said in a statement. “We believe in building a pathway out of poverty, creating opportunities for everyone to succeed, improving our schools so that our children are prepared for today’s world, and ensuring that Boston is a city where they can continue to find opportunities.”

    Wesley Lowery can be reached at wesley.lowery@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @WesleyLowery.