2017 Boston City Council election

Boston City Council elections were held on November 7, 2017. Nine seats in the Boston City Council (five district representatives and four at-large members) were contested in the general election, as the incumbents in districts 3, 4, 5, and 6 were unopposed. Four seats (districts 1, 2, 7, and 9) had also been contested in the preliminary election held on September 26, 2017.

At-largeEdit

Councillors Michelle Wu, Ayanna Pressley, Michael F. Flaherty, and Annissa Essaibi George were re-elected.

Candidates General Election[1]
Votes %
Michelle Wu 65,040 24.47%
Ayanna Pressley 57,520 21.64%
Michael F. Flaherty 51,673 19.44%
Annissa Essaibi George 45,564 17.14%
Althea Garrison 18,253 6.87%
Domingos Darosa 11,647 4.38%
William A. King 8773 3.30%
Pat Payaso 6,124 2.30%
all others 1,230 0.46%

District 1Edit

The seat formerly held by Salvatore LaMattina was won by Lydia Edwards. LaMattina had announced in April 2017 that he would not seek re-election.[2]

Candidates Preliminary Election[3] General Election[4]
Votes % Votes %
Lydia Edwards 3547 45.95% 6906 52.70%
Stephen Passacantilli 3628 47.00% 6812 47.17%
Margaret M. Farmer 522 6.76%  
all others 22 0.29% 17 0.13%

District 2Edit

The seat formerly held by Bill Linehan was won by Edward M. Flynn, son of former Mayor of Boston Raymond Flynn.[5] Linehan had announced in February 2017 that he would not seek re-election.[6]

Candidates Preliminary Election[7] General Election[8]
Votes % Votes %
Edward M. Flynn 5085 56.42% 7474 51.61%
Michael S. Kelley 2860 31.73% 6958 48.05%
Corey G. Dinopoulos 504 5.59%  
Erica J. Tritta 183 2.03%  
Joseph F. Kebartas 161 1.79%  
Peter A. Lin-Marcus 124 1.38%  
Kora R. Vakil 72 0.80%  
all others 24 0.29% 27 0.35%

District 3Edit

Councillor Frank Baker ran unopposed and was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[9]
Votes %
Frank Baker 8385 97.12%
all others 249 2.88%

District 4Edit

Councillor Andrea Campbell ran unopposed and was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[10]
Votes %
Andrea Campbell 8027 98.64%
all others 111 1.36%

District 5Edit

Councillor Timothy McCarthy ran unopposed and was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[11]
Votes %
Timothy McCarthy 9870 97.60%
all others 243 2.40%

District 6Edit

Councillor Matt O'Malley ran unopposed and was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[12]
Votes %
Matt O'Malley 6658 97.75%
all others 153 2.25%

District 7Edit

The seat formerly held by Tito Jackson (who lost in the Boston mayoral election) was won by Kim Janey.

Candidates Preliminary Election[13] General Election[14]
Votes % Votes %
Kim Janey 1534 25.00% 4942 55.47%
Rufus J. Faulk 719 11.72% 3856 43.28%
Deeqo M. Jibril 605 9.86%  
Domonique A. Williams 593 9.66%  
Charles Clemmons Muhammad 423 6.89%  
Roy Owens 370 6.03% 29  0.33%
Jose Lopez 363 5.92%  
Brian S. Keith 348 5.67%  
Joao Gomes Depina 299 4.87%  
Hassan A. Williams 285 4.64%  
Carlos Henriquez[15] 263 4.29%  
Angelina Magdalena Camacho 247 4.03%  
Steven A. Wise 64 1.04%  
all others 23 0.37% 83 0.93%

  write-in votes

District 8Edit

Councillor Josh Zakim was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[16]
Votes %
Josh Zakim 4000 67.06%
Kristen Mobilia 1936 32.46%
all others 29 0.49%

District 9Edit

Councillor Mark Ciommo was re-elected.

Candidates Preliminary Election[17] General Election[18]
Votes % Votes %
Mark Ciommo 2076 58.61% 4680 61.30%
Brandon David Bowser 823 23.24% 2913 38.15%
Alexander Bernhard Golonka 619 17.48%  
all others 24 0.68% 42 0.55%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 7, 2017 CITY COUNCILLOR AT LARGE" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Atkinson, Dan (April 12, 2017). "Councilor Sal LaMattina won't seek re-election". Boston Herald. Archived from the original on February 20, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION - SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 1" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 7, 2017 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 1" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Flynn Edges Kelley in District 2". BU News Service. November 7, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  6. ^ Irons, Meghan E. (February 15, 2017). "Linehan says he will not seek re-election". The Boston Globe. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION - SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 2" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  8. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 7, 2017 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 2" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 7, 2017 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 3" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 7, 2017 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 4" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  11. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 7, 2017 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 5" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 25, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  12. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 7, 2017 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 6" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  13. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION - SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 7" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  14. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 7, 2017 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 7" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  15. ^ Irons, Meghan E. (March 16, 2017). "Expelled state representative Carlos Henriquez is running for City Council". The Boston Globe. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  16. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 7, 2017 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 8" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  17. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION - SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 9" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  18. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 7, 2017 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 9" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.

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