2013 Boston City Council election

Boston City Council elections were held on November 5, 2013. Twelve seats (eight district representatives and four at-large members) were contested in the general election, as the incumbent in district 3 was unopposed. Eight seats (the four at-large members, and districts 1, 4, 5, and 8) had also been contested in the preliminary election held on September 24, 2013.

At-large[edit]

Councillors Ayanna Pressley and Stephen J. Murphy were re-elected, while the seats formerly held by John R. Connolly and Felix G. Arroyo were won by Michael F. Flaherty and Michelle Wu. Connolly and Arroyo did not seek re-election, as they ran for Mayor of Boston; Arroyo was eliminated in the preliminary election, while Connolly was defeated by Marty Walsh in the general election.

Candidates Preliminary Election[1] General Election[2]
Votes % Votes %
Ayanna Pressley 42,915 16.71% 60,799 18.30%
Michelle Wu 29,384 11.44% 59,741 17.98%
Michael F. Flaherty 39,904 15.54% 55,104 16.59%
Stephen J. Murphy 31,728 12.35% 44,993 13.54%
Annissa Essaibi George 12,244 4.77% 30,538 9.19%
Jeffrey Michael Ross 13,939 5.43% 28,879 8.69%
Martin J. Keogh 15,743 6.13% 26,500 7.98%
Jack F. Kelly III 11,909 4.64% 23,967 7.22%
Catherine M. O'Neill 10,952 4.26%  
Althea Garrison 10,268 4.00%  
Ramon Soto 9928 3.87%  
Philip Arthur Frattaroli 5832 2.27%  
Gareth R. Saunders 5363 2.09%  
Christopher J. Conroy 3433 1.34%  
Seamus M. Whelan 3118 1.21%  
Francisco L. White 2745 1.07%  
Douglas D. Wohn 2382 0.93%  
Frank John Addivinola Jr. 2240 0.87%  
Keith B. Kenyon 1950 0.76%  
Jamarhl Crawford 21dagger 0.01%  
all others 832 0.32% 1658 0.50%

dagger write-in votes

District 1[edit]

Councillor Salvatore LaMattina was re-elected.

Candidates Preliminary Election[3] General Election[4]
Votes % Votes %
Salvatore LaMattina 7070 73.38% 9999 70.73%
Brian J. Gannon 1526 15.84% 4068 28.78%
John Ribeiro Jr. 996 10.34%  
all others 43 0.45% 70 0.50%

District 2[edit]

Councillor Bill Linehan was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[5]
Votes %
Bill Linehan 9322 52.88%
Suzanne Lee 8250 46.80%
all others 58 0.33%

District 3[edit]

Councillor Frank Baker ran unopposed and was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[6]
Votes %
Frank Baker 9945 97.76%
all others 228 2.24%

District 4[edit]

Councillor Charles Yancey was re-elected.

Candidates Preliminary Election[7] General Election[8]
Votes % Votes %
Charles Yancey 6144 65.39% 8145 68.34%
Terrance J. Williams 1547 30.84% 3676 16.46%
Steven Godfrey 849 9.04%  
Divo Rodrigues Monteiro 7.68 8.17%  
all others 88 0.94% 98 0.82%

District 5[edit]

The seat formerly held by Robert Consalvo was won by Timothy McCarthy. Consalvo did not seek re-election, as he was running for Mayor of Boston.[9]

Candidates Preliminary Election[10] General Election[11]
Votes % Votes %
Timothy McCarthy 3732 24.30% 9603 54.65%
Jean-Claude Sanon 3055 19.89% 7881 44.85%
Mimi E. Turchinetz 2691 17.52%  
Ava D. Callender 1795 11.69%  
Patrice Gattozzi 1426 9.29%  
Andrew Norman Cousino 1377 8.97%  
Michael E. Wells III 705 4.59%  
Margherita Ciampa-Coyne 515 3.35%  
all others 61 0.40% 88 0.50%

District 6[edit]

Councillor Matt O'Malley was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[12]
Votes %
Matt O'Malley 18,204 85.08%
Luis F. Valerio 3088 14.43%
all others 105 0.49%

District 7[edit]

Councillor Tito Jackson was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[13]
Votes %
Tito Jackson 7676 74.61%
Roy Owens 1680 16.33%
Jamarhl C. Crawford 653dagger 6.35%
all others 279 2.71%

dagger write-in votes

District 8[edit]

The seat formerly held by Michael P. Ross was won by Josh Zakim. Ross did not seek re-election, as he was running for Mayor of Boston.[9]

Candidates Preliminary Election[14] General Election[15]
Votes % Votes %
Josh Zakim 2691 45.32% 4498 52.39%
Michael Joseph Nichols 1619 27.27% 4038 47.03%
Gloria Murray 841 14.16%  
Thomas Joseph Dooley III 499 8.40% 11dagger 0.13%
Angelica Elle Addivinola 259 4.36%  
all others 29 0.49% 39 0.45%

dagger write-in votes

District 9[edit]

Councillor Mark Ciommo was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[16]
Votes %
Mark Ciommo 6271 81.78%
Michael C. Bronner 1330 17.34%
all others 67 0.87%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION - SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 CITY COUNCILLOR AT LARGE" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "CITY OF BOSTONMUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 5, 2013 CITY COUNCILLOR AT LARGE" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION - SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 1" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 5, 2013 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 1" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 5, 2013 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 2" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 5, 2013 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 3" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  7. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION - SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 4" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  8. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 5, 2013 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 4" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Handy, Delores (November 1, 2013). "Expect Many New Faces On Boston City Council". WBUR-FM. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  10. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION - SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 5" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 5, 2013 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 5" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  12. ^ "CITY OF BOSTONMUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 5, 2013 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 6" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  13. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 5, 2013 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 7" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  14. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION - SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 8" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  15. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 5, 2013 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 8" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  16. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 5, 2013 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 9" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 16, 2018.

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