Lowell primary election will be held on Tuesday September 21, 2021 for City Council Districts 2, 3, 4, and 7

The following candidates are running and voters will vote for only one candidate in the district they live in. Candidates with the lowest votes will be eliminated and only the top two will continue to the general election on Tuesday November 2nd, 2021.

Here is the list of candidates in the primary election on Tuesday Sept 21st:

District 2: Centralville

Robert Gignac


Chief Operating Officer for the Lowell Community Charter School. He served as school committee member for one term in 2016. In 2017, he ran for Lowell City Council but was not successful.



Martin Hogan


 Former candidate in the 2015 & 2017 elections for City Council.




Corey Robinson



Former Board President of AFSCME, Union Local 1705. First time candidate.



District 3: Belvidere.

David Conway, Incumbent.


Served as school committee member for 2 terms in 2011 and 2013, ran for city council in 2015 and won a seat in 2017 and served for 2 terms.




John Leahy, Incumbent


Current Lowell Mayor, served as school committee for 5 terms until the 2013 election when he won a seat in City Council and has been serving since.




William Samaras, Incumbent


Served as Mayor in 2018, won council seat in 2013, former Lowell High Headmaster. He has served a total of 4 terms.




District 4: includes Downtown, Back Central, parts of Pawtucketville, Centralville, and Acre. All three are first time candidates.

Paul Belley



 A professional singer and saxophonist.



Wayne Jenness


An IT professional, a downtown resident, and a community volunteer.




Ryan Rourke


 An insurance executive and former Highlands sports coach & Board President.




District 7: Lower Highlands & Acre.

Kamara Kay


He and his family survived the Khmer Rouge era from 1975-1979, settled in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1982, a graduate of Lowell High, class of 1991. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Norwich University and a Master of Science from DeVry University.



David Ouellette


Served on various non-profit boards in Lowell, former Board President for C.B.A, worked as former Senior Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Lowell, now working as Health Director Town of Dracut.



Paul Yem


Came the U. S. at the end of the Vietnam War, was adopted by an American family in California. In 1981, he moved to Lowell to help with refugee settlement. In 2002, he opened his own real estate office and has a successful career in real estates.



If you are unsure which district you live in, you can find it by visiting LowellMA.Gov/FindMyDistrict and enter your zip code: 

You also can find voting locations here: https://www.lowellma.gov/322/Polling-Locations