1989 Boston City Council election

Boston City Council elections were held on November 7, 1989. Eleven seats (seven district representatives and four at-large members) were contested in the general election, as the incumbents in districts 3 and 5 were unopposed. Nine seats (the four at-large members, and districts 1, 6, 7, 8, and 9) had also been contested in the preliminary election held on September 26, 1989.

At-large[edit]

Councillors Dapper O'Neil, Christopher A. Iannella, Rosaria Salerno, and Michael J. McCormack were re-elected.

Candidates[1] Preliminary Election[2] General Election[3]
Votes % Votes %
Dapper O'Neil 21,764 17.2% 40,106 17.6%
Christopher A. Iannella 20,142 15.9% 38,357 16.9%
Rosaria Salerno 19,478 15.4% 35,654 15.7%
Michael J. McCormack 19,073 15.1% 31,170 13.7%
John A. Nucci 14,646 11.6% 30,466 13.4%
John N. Flanagan 13,676 10.8% 22,359 9.8%
Joseph W. Casper 10,103 8.0% 18,069 7.9%
Althea Garrison 5042 4.0% 11,281 5.0%
Glenn Fiscus 2365 1.9%  

District 1[edit]

Councillor Robert Travaglini was re-elected.

Candidates[1] Preliminary Election[2] General Election[4]
Votes % Votes %
Robert Travaglini 4472 57.0% 7053 62.0%
Brian Callahan 2399 30.6% 4322 38.0%
Martin Coughlin 618 7.9%  
Imee Jackson 363 4.6%  

District 2[edit]

Councillor James M. Kelly was re-elected.

Candidates[1] General Election[4]
Votes %
James M. Kelly 7429 85.9%
Ali J. Fiumedoro 1221 14.1%

District 3[edit]

Councillor James E. Byrne ran unopposed and was re-elected.

District 4[edit]

Councillor Charles Yancey was re-elected.

Candidates[1] General Election[4]
Votes %
Charles Yancey 3215 87.9%
J. R. Rucker 442 12.1%

District 5[edit]

Councillor Thomas Menino ran unopposed and was re-elected.

District 6[edit]

Councillor Maura Hennigan was re-elected.

Candidates[1] Preliminary Election[2] General Election[4]
Votes % Votes %
Maura Hennigan 4445 52.9% 7753 57.7%
Vincent G. Mannering 3805 45.3% 5678 42.3%
Nels J'Anthony 156 1.9%  

District 7[edit]

Councillor Bruce Bolling was re-elected.

Candidates[1] Preliminary Election[2] General Election[4]
Votes % Votes %
Bruce Bolling 998 57.1% 2330 60.1%
Roy A. Owens 391 22.4% 1547 39.9%
Michael Long 358 20.5%  

District 8[edit]

Councillor David Scondras was re-elected.

Candidates[1] Preliminary Election[2] General Election[4]
Votes % Votes %
David Scondras 1524 75.9% 2913 71.8%
Benjamin H. Morehead 217 10.8% 1146 28.2%
Oscar T. Brookins 153 7.6%  
Marilyn Stacy Huynh 111 5.5%  

District 9[edit]

Councillor Brian J. McLaughlin was re-elected.

Candidates[1] Preliminary Election[2] General Election[4]
Votes % Votes %
Brian J. McLaughlin 2110 40.7% 4387 60.6%
Judith Bracken 1597 30.8% 2848 39.4%
Cornelius K. Hurley 1330 25.6%  
Aramis Camps 150 2.9%  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "FOCUS ON JOCKEYING FOR AT-LARGE COUNCIL SEATS, RACES IN EAST BOSTON, BRIGHTON, WEST ROXBURY". The Boston Globe. September 26, 1989. Retrieved February 23, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "IT'S OFFICIAL: ELECTION RESULTS SHOW 18% BOSTON TURNOUT". The Boston Globe. September 29, 1989. Retrieved February 23, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  3. ^ "OFFICIALS: NUCCI LOSS MARGIN IS 704 VOTES". The Boston Globe. November 9, 1989. Retrieved February 23, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "BOSTON DISTRICT CITY COUNCIL". The Boston Globe. November 8, 1989. Retrieved February 23, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.

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