1993 Boston mayoral election

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Boston mayoral election, 1993

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  Thomas Menino, Mayor of Boston (1) (a).jpg 3x4.svg
Candidate Thomas Menino James T. Brett
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 74,448 41,052
Percentage 64.45% 35.54%

Mayor before election

Thomas Menino (acting)

Elected Mayor

Thomas Menino

The Boston mayoral election of 1993 occurred on Tuesday, November 2, 1993, between Acting Mayor Thomas Menino and State Representative James T. Brett. Menino was elected to his first term.

This election came just two years after the prior mayoral election (1991) due to Raymond Flynn—who had been Mayor of Boston since 1984—being appointed United States Ambassador to the Holy See. Following Flynn's appointment in July 1993, Boston City Council president Menino became acting mayor.

The nonpartisan municipal preliminary election was held on September 21, 1993.

Candidates[edit]

  • James T. Brett, Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives since 1981, Assistant Secretary of Energy from 1980 to 1981.[1]
  • Thomas Menino, Acting Mayor of Boston since July 12, 1993, Boston City Councilor from 1984 to 1993, and Council President in 1993.

Candidates eliminated in preliminary[edit]

Results[edit]

Candidates Preliminary Election[2][3] General Election[2]
Votes % Votes %
Thomas Menino (incumbent) 30,060 26.89 74,448 64.45
James T. Brett 25,052 22.41 41,052 35.54
Robert Rufo 22,517 20.14
Rosaria Salerno 19,605 17.54
Bruce Bolling 6,564 5.87
Christopher Lydon 3,630 3.25
Francis Roache 3,362 3.01
Diane Moriarty 991 0.89

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1991–1992 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  2. ^ a b "Election Results". Cityofboston.gov. The City of Boston. Archived from the original on 7 September 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  3. ^ Nolan, Martin F. (September 25, 1993). "Official tally reverses finish of 2 City Council hopefuls". The Boston Globe. p. 15. Retrieved March 3, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.

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