2011 Boston City Council election

Boston City Council elections were held on November 8, 2011. Eight seats (four district representatives and four at-large members) were contested in the general election, as the incumbents in districts 1, 5, 6, 8, and 9 were unopposed. Three seats (districts 2, 3, and 7) had also been contested in the preliminary election held on September 27, 2011.

At-large[edit]

Councillors John R. Connolly, Stephen J. Murphy, Felix G. Arroyo, and Ayanna Pressley were re-elected to the four at-large seats. Pressley's victory made her the first woman of color to be re-elected to the council; entering 2012, she was the only female member of the council.[1]

Candidates General Election[2]
Votes %
Ayanna Pressley 37,532 21.42%
Felix G. Arroyo 35,483 20.25%
John R. Connolly 32,827 18.74%
Stephen J. Murphy 26,730 15.26%
Michael F. Flaherty 25,805 14.73%
Will Dorcena 8,739 4.99%
Sean H. Ryan 7,376 4.21%

District 1[edit]

Councillor Salvatore LaMattina ran unopposed.[3]

District 2[edit]

Councillor Bill Linehan was re-elected.

Candidates Preliminary election[4] General election[5]
Votes % Votes %
Bill Linehan 2,334 35.02% 5,078 50.28%
Suzanne Lee 2,608 39.14% 4,981 49.32%
Bob Ferrara 1689 25.35%

District 3[edit]

Councillor Maureen Feeney, a member of the council since 1994, did not seek re-election;[6] she subsequently took the job of city clerk. Frank Baker was elected.

Candidates Preliminary Election[7] General Election[8]
Votes % Votes %
Frank Baker 2,338 31.53% 5,262 55.78%
John O'Toole 1,916 25.84% 4,120 43.68%
Craig Galvin 1,769 23.86%
Doug Bennett 703 9.48%
Marydith Tuitt 334 4.50%
Stephanie Everett 266 3.59%
Martin Hogan 63 0.85%

District 4[edit]

Councillor Charles Yancey was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[9]
Votes %
Charles Yancey 3,893 88.54%
J. R. Rucker 435 9.89%

District 5[edit]

Councillor Robert Consalvo ran unopposed.[10]

District 6[edit]

Councillor Matt O'Malley ran unopposed.[11] O'Malley had won his seat through a special election to fill a vacancy for District 6, which took place on November 16, 2010, with the preliminary election on October 19, 2010.

District 7[edit]

Councillor Tito Jackson was re-elected. Jackson had won his seat through a special election to fill a vacancy for District 7, which took place on March 15, 2011, with the preliminary election on February 15, 2011.

Candidates Preliminary Election[12] General Election[13]
Votes % Votes %
Tito Jackson 1,876 76.07% 4,818 84.35%
Sheneal Parker 273 11.07% 799 13.99%
Althea Garrison 216 8.76%
Roy Owens 85 3.45%

District 8[edit]

Councillor Michael P. Ross ran unopposed.[14]

District 9[edit]

Councillor Mark Ciommo ran unopposed.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/councillors/pressley.asp Retrieved 2010-03-29
  2. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor At Large" (PDF). City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 1" (PDF). City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Preliminary Municipal Election - City Councillor District 2" (PDF). City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 2" (PDF). City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  6. ^ Ryan, Andrew (November 15, 2011). "Feeney, long on council, leaves quietly". The Boston Globe.
  7. ^ "Preliminary Municipal Election - City Councillor District 3" (PDF). City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 3" (PDF). City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 4" (PDF). City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  10. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 5" (PDF). City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 6" (PDF). City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  12. ^ "Preliminary Municipal Election - City Councillor District 7" (PDF). City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  13. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 7" (PDF). City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  14. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 8" (PDF). City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  15. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 9" (PDF). City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 10 November 2012.

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