How does marching/riding in the 2022 St. Patrick’s Day parade in a prominent spot, sporting a “Mayor of Southie” sash with five of your friends sound? Well, it could be you this year! The organizers of the parade – The Allied War Veterans Council-  have announced that the Mayor of Southie contest is back! This fundraising effort allows members of the South Boston community to participate in a spirited competition to help raise funds to support the parade!

What does that mean?

Basically, you organize fundraising events to support your candidacy for Mayor of Southie. Think mixers at bars, karaoke parties, raffles and more! If you raise the most funds, you’re the winner! So you get to have fun events during the long and long days of winter, help raise money for the parade and potentially have bragging rights for a year that you’re the Mayor of Southie!

Campaign Kickoff

The 2022 Mayor of Southie campaign will kick off with a candidate and staff meeting held at:

12pm, Saturday, January 8th at the Martin F. McDonough American Legion Post 368 located at 329A W Broadway, South Boston.

“We look forward to meeting with potential candidates, their supporters and any interested parties at the candidate meeting where we’ll explain the policies and procedures for the campaign, provide you with helpful insights from past mayors and contribute in any way we can towards your success. If for any reason a potential candidate feels uncomfortable meeting in a group session, we can accommodate them via remote video conferencing.”

Food and refreshments will be provided.

Due to the current pandemic and following the City of Boston’s policy, candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to participate in the Mayor of Southie campaign. This can be done by showing a CDC vaccination card, a digital image of your CDC card, an image of any immunization record, a City of Boston app or any other COVID vaccine verification app.

Call for Candidates

The elected Mayor of Southie will be rewarded with the following honors:

  • Your own mayoral sash
  • A key role in the parade opening ceremony along with prominent VIPs & extensive media coverage
  • A prominent spot in the 2022 parade for yourself and up to 5 supporters
  • A plaque commemorating your accomplishments
  • A surprise gift that in past years has included two tickets to the Dropkick Murphys at the House of Blues Boston & VIP passes for your friends and family pre and post-show in the House of Blues Foundation Room. Actual gift to be announced.

To throw your hat in the ring, gather more information, pose any questions or fashion media inquiries please contact Jay Fallon via email at [email protected].

Download your Statement of Candidacy

To learn more or to enter, visit here!

“If for any reason a potential candidate feels uncomfortable meeting in a group session, we can accommodate them via remote video conferencing.” -> right after the date and location


  1. Kevin Conroy November 16, 2018 at 11:32 am - Reply

    How about you, Maureen?

  2. Rits (Hayes) Todd November 16, 2018 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    When I lived in Southie, it was a super place to. Be. We never had talks with racist was a great placen,to,bring up children. I am one of eight. And all went to college or good jobs what Has Hsppened.??z.

    • Archie November 19, 2018 at 1:34 pm - Reply

      People sold out ( Which is their right ) for the highest dollar. Your neighbors and people who you probably know cashed out !!

  3. John November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Froggy for life!

  4. Barbara Broussard January 6, 2022 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    I remember going to Southie every St. Patrick’s day with the O’Hare family Green shoes, green stripes in my hair and Lourdes cheers. After to an Italian friend of Joe O’Hare for pizza

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