Mayor of Southie – Official Seal

‘Mayor of Southie’ was established to help raise funds to support the community and veteran-run South Boston St. Patrick’s Day / Evacuation Day Parade, with South Boston residents competing for the honorary and esteemed title of ‘Mayor of Southie’ by raising the most amount of funds to support the parade.

The candidate that raises the most is declared Mayor of Southie and receives a prominent spot in the parade, in addition to various other honors. Candidates serve an invaluable role, in not only raising money for this time-honored South Boston tradition, but also in getting the community excited for the annual event, while supporting local businesses by holding events and fundraisers.


The Mayor of Southie 2022 Campaign ran from January 25th until March 17th. We had two great candidates run this year, Romina Bendo and Patrick Dillon, who raised a combined $30,638, with Pat edging Romina out for mayor with a final vote count of 15,405 to 15,233. It was quite the race and the Allied War Veterans Council is extremely proud and grateful to both of them.

All funds raised directly support our mission and programs.

Pat Dillon - Mayor of Southie 2022
Pat Dillon and Romina Bendo
Pat Dillon and Christina Andrade
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony