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Khrystian King Will Run For Mayor Of Worcester In 2023

King became the first Black man elected to council in 2016. He'll face off against longtime colleague Mayor Joseph Petty Jr. 

By Neal McNamara,Patch Staff

Posted Wed, Jun 21, 2023 at 8:30 pm ET

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Worcester City Councilor Khrystian King announces run for mayor

By Kiernan Dunlop |

Published: Jun. 22, 2023, 9:54 a.m.

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Worcester city Councilor Khrystian King announces run for mayor


PUBLISHED 12:12 PM ET JUN. 22, 2023

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As I See It: Khrystian King -- Why I was arrested to help end poverty.

By Khrystian King

Posted Dec 13, 2016 at 6:00 AM

WORCESTER - Worcester City Councilor Khrystian King and State Senator Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, of the Middlesex & Worcester District were among about three dozen demonstrators arrested for civil disobedience in Central Square, Cambridge, during a sit-in as part of the “National Day of Action to Fight for $15″ on Nov. 29 that blocked traffic on Massachusetts Avenue outside a McDonald’s outlet.

On November 29, thousands of low-wage workers turned out in cities across the country to “Fight for $15” and take a stand against economic inequality -- adjunct faculty and fast food workers alongside airport service personnel and early childhood educators, arm-in-arm with homecare providers and human service workers... Click here to read more.

Worcester City Council backs $15 minimum wage by 2021

By Nick Kotsopoulos 

Telegram & Gazette Staff 

Posted May 9, 2017 at 10:52 PM

Updated May 9, 2017 at 11:49 PM

WORCESTER - The City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night endorsing legislation that would create a statewide $15-per-hour minimum wage for all workers by Jan. 1, 2021.

The vote was 8-3, with District 1 Councilor Tony Economou, Councilor-at-Large Michael T. Gaffney and Councilor-at-Large Konstantina B. Lukes voting in opposition.

Councilor-at-Large Khrystian E. King, who introduced the resolution, described it as a “family matter.”


He said the current $11 minimum hourly wage translates into an annual salary of about $22,880 for someone who works 40 hours per week. He said individuals and families cannot live on such a wage.

Mr. King said a full-time job is supposed to be a way out of poverty….  Click here to read more.

City Hall Notebook: Worcester Councilor King wants middle school sports re-established

Posted May 31, 2017 at 3:49 PM

Updated Jun 5, 2017 at 11:44 PM

WORCESTER - Councilor-at-Large Khrystian E. King has called on city and public school officials to work on re-establishing a citywide middle school youth sports program, starting with the upcoming academic year.

Mr. King said he hopes the programs can be re-established with funding from outside the public school budget.

He said the city’s middle schools had basketball teams three or four years ago, but they are now…. click here to read more.

Home-rule petition sought to control municipal lobbying

By Nick Kotsopoulos 

Telegram & Gazette Staff 

Posted Mar 19, 2017 at 6:15 PM

Updated Mar 19, 2017 at 7:47 PM


WORCESTER - A city councilor is seeking to increase the transparency and accountability of the city government by initiating an effort to regulate municipal lobbyists.

Councilor-at-Large Khrystian E. King has filed an order calling on his colleagues to request the city administration draft a home rule petition that would regulate executive and legislative lobbying, modeled after existing lobbying laws at the state level.

He said his order is not in response to any existing problems at City Hall, but rather… Click here to read more.

Worcester candidate: Khrystian King, social worker and coach seeking council seat, cites work with gang teens


By Mark Sullivan - 8/9/2015
Telegram & Gazette Staff


WORCESTER - As a social worker with the state's Department of Children and Families, Khrystian E. King cites stepping over blood at crime scenes to carry small children to safety, and a caseload filled with urban teenagers who belong to gangs or are at risk of joining them. 

Mr. King sees this experience giving him a unique perspective as he bids for an at-large Council seat in a city where shootings and gang violence are dominating the headlines.
"I know these kids, I know these kids," says Mr. King, who also runs a summer basketball league for teenagers at Crompton Park.... Click here to read the full story.


10 Questions with City Council Candidate Khrystian King
By Patrick Sargent, 8/5/2015
GoLocalWorcester Contributor


From now until the September primary, each week GoLocalWorcester will shine the spotlight on one candidate running for an At-Large City Council seat. This week, GoLocal had the opportunity to interview City Council candidate Khrystian King.


GLW: What is the single most important issue that you would like to address immediately if elected for City Council and why?
KK: Good, decent paying jobs that you can support a family on. As a social worker, I have worked with families in every neighborhood in this City who are struggling to find a job or support their family with the one they have... Click here to read the full story.
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