1999 Boston City Council election

Boston City Council elections were held on November 2, 1999. Eleven seats (seven district representatives and four at-large members) were contested in the general election, as the incumbents for districts 1 and 2 ran unopposed. Ten seats (six districts and the four at-large members) had also been contested in the preliminary election held on September 21, 1999.

At-large[edit]

Councillors Francis Roache, Stephen J. Murphy, and Peggy Davis-Mullen were re-elected. Councillor Dapper O'Neil, a member of the council since 1971, lost his seat to Michael F. Flaherty.[1]

Candidates[2] Preliminary Election[3] General Election[4]
Votes % Votes %
Francis Roache 21,658 19.1% 30,271 18.1%
Stephen J. Murphy 19,380 17.1% 27,515 16.4%
Peggy Davis-Mullen 16,233 14.3% 26,468 15.8%
Michael F. Flaherty 10,985 9.7% 26,377 15.8%
Dapper O'Neil 17,052 15.1% 24,636 14.7%
Gregory B. Timilty 14,429 12.7% 16,068 9.6%
Joseph Mulligan III 6245 5.5% 10,012 6.0%
Andrea Morrell 3329 2.9% 6093 3.6%
Daniel Kontoff 2137 1.9%  
John Hugo 1812 1.6%  

District 1[edit]

Councillor Paul Scapicchio ran unopposed and was re-elected.[5]

District 2[edit]

Councillor James M. Kelly ran unopposed and was re-elected.[6]

District 3[edit]

Councillor Maureen Feeney was re-elected.

Candidates[2] General Election[7]
Votes %
Maureen Feeney 4772 80.7%
John M. Comerford 1142 19.3%

District 4[edit]

Councillor Charles Yancey was re-elected.

Candidates[2] Preliminary Election[3] General Election[8]
Votes % Votes %
Charles Yancey 1166 79.0% 2243 82.4%
Vikki Middleton 247 16.7% 479 17.6%
J. R. Rucker 63 4.3%  

District 5[edit]

Councillor Daniel F. Conley was re-elected.

Candidates[2] Preliminary Election[3] General Election[9]
Votes % Votes %
Daniel F. Conley 4392 90.2% 6085 89.0%
David Patrick 245 5.0% 749 11.0%
J. J. Devine Jr. 230 4.7%  

District 6[edit]

Councillor Maura Hennigan was re-elected.

Candidates[2] Preliminary Election[3] General Election[1]
Votes % Votes %
Maura Hennigan 3455 43.3% 6023 54.5%
John M. Tobin Jr. 2559 32.1% 5034 45.5%
Michael Rush 1863 23.3%  
Edgar Williams 102 1.3%  

District 7[edit]

Councillor Gareth R. Saunders had announced in June 1999 that he would not seek re-election;[10] his seat was won by Chuck Turner.[11]

Candidates[2] Preliminary Election[3] General Election[1]
Votes % Votes %
Chuck Turner 1153 33.9% 2419 58.4%
Tracy Litthcut 590 17.3% 1726 41.6%
Julio Henriquez 339 10.0%  
Roy A. Owens 314 9.2%  
Althea Garrison 282 8.3%  
Anthony Crayton 255 7.5%  
Hassan Ali Williams 122 3.6%  
Richard Masterson 115 3.4%  
Scotland Willis 70 2.1%  
Kenneth Yarbrough 65 1.9%  
Roger Garvin 51 1.5%  
Thelma Barros 47 1.4%  

District 8[edit]

Councillor Thomas M. Keane Jr. had announced in March 1999 that he would not seek re-election;[12] his seat was won by Michael P. Ross, who defeated Suzanne Iannella, daughter of former council president Christopher A. Iannella and sister of former council member Richard P. Iannella.[6]

Candidates[2] Preliminary Election[3] General Election[1]
Votes % Votes %
Michael P. Ross 851 28.4% 2793 54.0%
Suzanne Iannella 985 32.9% 2384 46.0%
Alana Murphy 656 21.9%  
Anthony Schinella 174 5.8%  
Carmen Torres 170 5.7%  
Lynda McNally 160 5.3%  

District 9[edit]

Councillor Brian Honan was re-elected.

Candidates[2] Preliminary Election[3] General Election[13]
Votes % Votes %
Brian Honan 2562 76.9% 3407 76.1%
Rosie Hanlon 699 21.0% 1070 23.9%
Aramis Camps 69 2.1%  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Flint, Anthony; Abraham, Yvonne (November 3, 1999). "TIME TO GO, VOTERS TELL `DAPPER'\ FLAHERTY UNSEATS COUNCILOR O'NEIL". The Boston Globe. p. A.1. Retrieved March 7, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Flint, Anthony (November 1, 1999). "VOTER TURNOUT LEVEL WILL TELL WHO GETS SEATS ON CITY COUNCIL". The Boston Globe. p. B.1. Retrieved March 7, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Boston Preliminary Election results". The Boston Globe. September 22, 1999. p. B.6. Retrieved March 7, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  4. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=787139
  5. ^ Mooney, Brian C. (November 6, 1999). "ELECTION TALLY TIDBITS SHOW WOMEN GAINING CLOUT, ONE-VOTE BOUTS". The Boston Globe. p. B.3. Retrieved March 7, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  6. ^ a b Jonas, Michael (November 3, 1999). "IANNELLA CONCEDES LOSS TO ROSS". The Boston Globe. p. B.7. Retrieved March 7, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  7. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=787148
  8. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=787161
  9. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=787162
  10. ^ Flint, Anthony (June 10, 1999). "Saunders: It's time to leave Council Says office is `draining,' cites efforts". The Boston Globe. p. B.2. Retrieved March 7, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  11. ^ Abraham, Yvonne (November 3, 1999). "TURNER DEFEATS LITTHCUT". The Boston Globe. p. B.7. Retrieved March 7, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  12. ^ Ebbert, Stephanie (March 9, 1999). "Keane will give up council seat". The Boston Globe. p. B.1. Retrieved March 7, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  13. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=787166

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