2003 Boston City Council election

Boston City Council elections were held on November 4, 2003. Nine seats (five representatives and four at-large members) were contested in the general election, as the incumbents for districts 2, 3, 5, and 7 ran unopposed. Six seats (the four at-large positions, plus districts 4 and 6) had also been contested in the preliminary election held on September 23, 2003.

At-large[edit]

Councillors Michael F. Flaherty, Felix D. Arroyo, Maura Hennigan, and Stephen J. Murphy were re-elected. Patricia H. White, daughter of former Mayor of Boston Kevin White, was an unsuccessful candidate in this election.[1]

Candidates[2] Preliminary Election[3][4] General Election[5][6]
Votes % Votes %
Michael F. Flaherty 20,307 18.21% 36,387 18.33%
Felix D. Arroyo 14,379 12.89% 34,685 17.48%
Maura Hennigan 15,916 14.27% 33,596 16.93%
Stephen J. Murphy 17,597 15.78% 30,510 15.37%
Patricia H. White 16,439 14.74% 29,649 14.94%
Matt O'Malley 7,025 6.30% 12,929 6.51%
Althea Garrison 5,050 4.53% 10,524 5.30%
Roy Owens 4,356 3.91% 10,204 5.14%
Jacquelyne Payne-Thompson 2,723 2.44%  
Phyllis Yetman Igoe 1,940 1.74%  
Edward Puglielli 1,705 1.53%  
Laura Garza 1,604 1.44%  
Arthur "Lucky" Craffey 1,594 1.43%  
Joseph Anthony Ureneck 907 0.81%  

District 1[edit]

Councillor Paul Scapicchio was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[7]
Votes %
Paul Scapicchio 4,646 85.88%
Ken Fowler 764 14.12%

District 2[edit]

Councillor James M. Kelly ran unopposed and was re-elected.[8]

District 3[edit]

Councillor Maureen Feeney ran unopposed and was re-elected.[9]

District 4[edit]

Councillor Charles Yancey was re-elected.

Candidates[2] Preliminary Election[10][11] General Election[12][13]
Votes % Votes %
Charles Yancey 1,901 54.36% 3,679 55.17%
Ego E. Ezedi Jr. 1,544 44.15% 2,990 44.83%
Arthur L. Sutton 52 1.49%  

District 5[edit]

Councillor Robert Consalvo ran unopposed and was re-elected.[14]

District 6[edit]

Councillor John M. Tobin Jr. was re-elected.

Candidates[2] Preliminary Election[15] General Election[16]
Votes % Votes %
John M. Tobin Jr. 5,463 77.90% 8,473 74.21%
Francesca E. Fordiani 1,344 19.16% 2,945 25.79%
Wayne A. Sallale 206 2.94%  

District 7[edit]

Councillor Chuck Turner ran unopposed and was re-elected.[17]

District 8[edit]

Councillor Michael P. Ross was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[18]
Votes %
Michael P. Ross 3,418 81.36%
Carmen M. Torre 783 18.64%

District 9[edit]

Councillor Jerry P. McDermott was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[19]
Votes %
Jerry P. McDermott 3,467 82.31%
Daniel Kontoff 745 17.69%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schweitzer, Sarah; McCarthy, Brendan (November 5, 2003). "WHITE STARTLED BY `PROGRESSIVE TURNOUT' LONGTIME MAYOR SHOWS PRIDE IN DAUGHTER'S EFFORT". The Boston Globe. p. B.5. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  2. ^ a b c "COUNCIL CANDIDATES". The Boston Globe. September 21, 2003. p. 3. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  3. ^ Dade, Corey; Greenberger, Scott S. (September 25, 2003). "ALLIES FIND THEMSELVES RIVALS FOR COUNCIL SPOT". The Boston Globe. p. B.1. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  4. ^ "Boston City Councillor - At-Large - Primary". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  5. ^ Klein, Rick (November 5, 2003). "COUNCILORS KEEP SEATS; WHITE LOSES ARROYO, HENNIGAN, FLAHERTY REELECTED". The Boston Globe. p. A.1. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  6. ^ "Boston City Councillor - At-Large". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  7. ^ "Boston City Councillor - District 1". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  8. ^ "Boston City Councillor - District 2". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "Boston City Councillor - District 3". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  10. ^ Klein, Rick; Dade, Corey (September 24, 2003). "YANCEY WINS, BUT EZEDI STILL A CHALLENGER". The Boston Globe. p. B.5. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  11. ^ "Boston City Councillor - District 4 - Primary". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  12. ^ Dade, Corey (November 5, 2003). "YANCEY DEFEATS EZEDI IN BITTER COUNCIL RACE RACE CARD USED IN CAMPAIGN RAISES TURNOUT". The Boston Globe. p. B.6. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  13. ^ "Boston City Councillor - District 4". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  14. ^ "Boston City Councillor - District 5". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  15. ^ "Boston City Councillor - District 6 - Primary". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  16. ^ "Boston City Councillor - District 6". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  17. ^ "Boston City Councillor - District 7". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  18. ^ "Boston City Councillor - District 8". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  19. ^ "Boston City Councillor - District 9". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 9, 2018.

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