1997 Boston mayoral election

Boston mayoral election, 1997

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Candidate Thomas Menino
Party Nonpartisan
Popular vote 48,323
Percentage 71%

Mayor before election

Thomas Menino

Elected Mayor

Thomas Menino

The Boston mayoral election of 1997 occurred on Tuesday, November 4, 1997. Incumbent Thomas Menino ran unopposed, and was re-elected to his second term;[1] he received 71 percent of the vote.[2] This was the first time an incumbent Mayor of Boston faced no opposition in a general election.[1]


  • Thomas Menino, Mayor of Boston since July 12, 1993, Boston City Councilor from 1984 to 1993, and Council President in 1993.

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