2001 Boston City Council election

Boston City Council elections were held on November 6, 2001. Nine seats (five representatives and four at-large members) were contested in the general election, as the incumbents for districts 1, 5, 8, and 9 ran unopposed. Two seats (districts 3 and 6) had also been contested in the preliminary election held on September 25, 2001.

At-large[edit]

Councillors Francis Roache, Stephen J. Murphy, and Michael F. Flaherty were re-elected. Councillor Peggy Davis-Mullen did not seek re-election, as she ran for Mayor of Boston, losing in the mayoral election to incumbent Thomas Menino. Davis-Mullen's at-large seat was won by Maura Hennigan, who had been the District 6 councillor since 1984, and a member of the council since 1982.

Candidates[1] General Election[2][3] Recount[4][5]
Votes % Votes %
Francis Roache 44,062 19.0%
Michael F. Flaherty 42,869 18.5%
Maura Hennigan 40,423 17.4%
Stephen J. Murphy 39,436 17.0%
Felix D. Arroyodagger 28,551 12.3% 28,746
Robert Consalvo 28,584 12.3% 28,678
Phyllis Yetman Igoe 8,186 3.5%

dagger Francis Roache resigned his council seat after being elected Registrar of Deeds for Suffolk County in November 2002; Felix D. Arroyo joined the council in January 2003 to serve the remainder of Roache's term.[6]

District 1[edit]

Councillor Paul Scapicchio ran unopposed and was re-elected.

District 2[edit]

Councillor James M. Kelly was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[2][7]
Votes %
James M. Kelly 7556 65.6%
Richard Evans 3967 34.4%

District 3[edit]

Councillor Maureen Feeney was re-elected.

Candidates Preliminary Election[8] General Election[2][9]
Votes % Votes %
Maureen Feeney 66% 7435 80.5%
Mark Juaire 14% 1796 19.5%
Nathan Cooper 4.5%  
John Comerford 3.8%  
Gerard Brophy 2.0%  
Joseph Ureneck 1.6%  

District 4[edit]

Councillor Charles Yancey was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[2][10]
Votes %
Charles Yancey 6164 86.7%
Vikki Middleton 943 13.3%

District 5[edit]

General election[edit]

Councillor Daniel F. Conley ran unopposed and was re-elected.

Special election[edit]

In February 2002, Conley was named interim district attorney for Suffolk County;[11] he resigned his council seat shortly thereafter. The vacancy was filled by a special election, which took place on June 4, 2002, with the preliminary election on May 7, 2002.[12] Robert Consalvo was elected to serve the remainder of Conley's term.[13]

Candidates Special Prelim. Election[14] Special Gen. Election[15]
Votes % Votes %
Robert Consalvo 3718 63.9% 4277 65.1%
Adriana Cillo 1929 33.2% 2294 34.9%
Anthony J. Solimine 167 2.9%  

District 6[edit]

Councillor Maura Hennigan ran for (and won) an at-large seat on the council; her district seat was won by John M. Tobin Jr.

Candidates Preliminary Election[8] General Election[2][16]
Votes % Votes %
John M. Tobin Jr. 35.6% 7537 54.0%
Michael Rush 44.0% 6424 46.0%
Elaine Rigas 14.6%  
Edgar Williams 1.1%  

District 7[edit]

Councillor Chuck Turner was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[2][17]
Votes %
Chuck Turner 5617 83.2%
Roy Owens 1136 16.8%

District 8[edit]

Councillor Michael P. Ross ran unopposed and was re-elected.

District 9[edit]

General election[edit]

Councillor Brian Honan ran unopposed and was re-elected.

Special election[edit]

Honan died in July 2002,[18] creating a vacancy that was filled by a special election, which took place on December 10, 2002, with the preliminary election on November 12, 2002.[19] Jerry P. McDermott was elected to serve the remainder of Honan's term.[20]

Candidates[21] Special Prelim. Election[22] Special Gen. Election[23]
Votes % Votes %
Jerry P. McDermott 29% 2682 54.2%
Mark Ciommo 23% 2268 45.8%
Cathleen Campbell 20%  
John Bruno  
Rosie Hanlon  
Arturo Vasquez  
Gary Dotterman  
Mark Trachtenberg  
Dan McLaughlin  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schweitzer, Sarah (October 29, 2001). "AT-LARGE COUNCIL SEAT IS HOTTEST ELECTION BATTLE MENINO SUPPORT SEEN FOR CONSALVO". The Boston Globe. p. B.1. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Jonas, Michael (November 7, 2001). "HENNIGAN VICTORY FOR AT-LARGE SEAT A BLOW TO MENINO". The Boston Globe. p. B.6. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - Boston City Councillor - At-Large Race - Nov 06, 2001". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  4. ^ "CANDIDATES SEEK CITY-WIDE RECOUNT". The Boston Globe. November 17, 2001. p. B.2. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  5. ^ Lupo, Alan (December 23, 2001). "CONSALVO LOOKS AT BRIGHT SIDE". The Boston Globe. p. 3. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  6. ^ Beard, David (January 12, 2003). "HISTORY MADE, ON A HOLIDAY". The Boston Globe. p. 3. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  7. ^ "Our Campaigns - Boston City Councillor - District 2 Race - Nov 06, 2001". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  8. ^ a b "MENINO EASILY WINS PRELIMINARY DAVIS-MULLEN TAKES 22.5 PERCENT IN LOW TURNOUT". The Boston Globe. September 26, 2001. p. B.1. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  9. ^ "Our Campaigns - Boston City Councillor - District 3 Race - Nov 06, 2001". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  10. ^ "Our Campaigns - Boston City Councillor - District 4 Race - Nov 06, 2001". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  11. ^ Greenberger, Scott S. (February 20, 2002). "TWO FROM HYDE PARK EYE COUNCIL SEAT CONSALVO TO RUN; MCCARTHY MULLS". The Boston Globe. p. B.4. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  12. ^ "ELECTION DATE SET FOR CITY COUNCIL SEAT". The Boston Globe. March 7, 2002. p. B.2. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  13. ^ Van Sack, Jessica (May 8, 2002). "CONSALVO WINS SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL ELECTION". The Boston Globe. p. B.2. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  14. ^ Van Sack, Jessica (June 5, 2002). "CONSALVO, CILLO WIN COUNCIL PRELIMINARY DISTRICT 5 FINAL IS SET FOR JUNE 4". The Boston Globe. p. B.11. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  15. ^ "Boston City Councillor - District 5 - Special Election". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  16. ^ "Our Campaigns - Boston City Councillor - District 6 Race - Nov 06, 2001". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  17. ^ "Our Campaigns - Boston City Councillor - District 7 Race - Nov 06, 2001". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  18. ^ Walker, Adrian (July 31, 2002). "COUNCILOR BRIAN HONAN, DA CANDIDATE, DIES AT 39". The Boston Globe. p. B.1. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  19. ^ "ELECTION DATE TO BE SET FOR HONAN SEAT". The Boston Globe. August 28, 2002. p. B.2. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  20. ^ Dade, Corey (December 11, 2002). "BRIGHTON REALTOR WINS SEAT ON COUNCIL". The Boston Globe. p. B.2. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  21. ^ Dade, Corey (November 11, 2002). "9 CANDIDATES VYING TO TAKE HONAN'S SEAT". The Boston Globe. p. B.1. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  22. ^ Dade, Corey; Gomstyn, Alice (November 13, 2002). "TWO TO FACE RUNOFF FOR HONAN SEAT ON COUNCIL". The Boston Globe. p. B.1. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  23. ^ "Boston City Councillor - District 9 - Special Election". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 9, 2018.

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