Boston city council election, 2009

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Boston city council elections were held on November 3, 2009 with preliminary elections on September 22, 2009. All 13 seats (9 district representatives and 4 at-large members) were contested.

At-Large[edit]

John R. Connolly, Stephen J. Murphy, Felix G. Arroyo, and Ayanna Pressley won the four At-Large seats. Incumbent At-Large Councilors Michael F. Flaherty and Sam Yoon did not run for re-election as they were running for Mayor.

Pressley's victory made her first woman of color to be elected to the council in its history.[1]

Candidates Preliminary Election[2] General Election[3]
Votes % Votes %
John R. Connolly 35,182 18.08% 51,362 18.35%
Stephen J. Murphy 30,365 15.61% 51,008 18.22%
Felix G. Arroyo 25,859 13.29% 45,144 16.13%
Ayanna Pressley 16,866 8.67% 41,879 14.96%
Tito Jackson 12,535 6.44% 30,203 10.79%
Andrew Kenneally 12,653 6.50% 24,249 8.66%
Tomás González 10,122 5.20% 18,310 6.54%
Doug Bennett 10,529 5.41% 16,842 6.02%
Ego Ezedi 9,260 4.76%
Hiep Quoc Nguyen 7,691 3.95%
Sean H. Ryan 6,665 3.43%
Jean-Claude Sanon 5,386 2.77%
Robert Fortes 5,071 2.61%
Bill Trabucco 3,132 1.61%
Scotland Willis 2,639 1.36%

District 1[edit]

Councilor Salvatore LaMattina was re-elected.

Candidates Preliminary Election[4] General Election[5]
Votes % Votes %
Salvatore LaMattina 5,599 73.37% 8,111 76.58%
Chris Kulikoski 1,149 15.06% 2,444 23.07%
Laura Garza 854 11.19%

District 2[edit]

Councilor Bill Linehan ran unopposed.[6]

District 3[edit]

Councilor Maureen Feeney ran unopposed.[7]

District 4[edit]

Councilor Charles Yancey ran unopposed.[8]

District 5[edit]

Councilor Robert Consalvo ran unopposed.[9]

District 6[edit]

Councilor John M. Tobin, Jr. ran unopposed.[10]

District 7[edit]

Councilor Chuck Turner was re-elected.

Candidates Preliminary Election[11] General Election[12]
Votes % Votes %
Chuck Turner 3,648 52.57% 5,521 59.83%
Carlos Henriquez 1,659 23.91% 3,644 39.49%
Althea Garrison 995 14.34%
Roy Owens 610 8.79%

District 8[edit]

Councilor Michael P. Ross was reelected.

Candidates General Election[13]
Votes %
Michael P. Ross 5,331 84.10%
Oscar Brookins 981 15.48%

District 9[edit]

Councilor Mark Ciommo was re-elected.

Candidates Preliminary Election[14] General Election[15]
Votes % Votes %
Mark Ciommo 3,495 59.78% 4,849 64.31%
Alex Selvig 1,353 23.14% 2,678 35.42%
Abigail Furey 785 13.43%
Benjamin Ian Narodick 188 3.22%

See also[edit]

Boston mayoral election, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/councillors/pressley.asp Retrieved 2010-03-29
  2. ^ "Preliminary Municipal Election - City Councillor At Large". City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor At Large". City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Preliminary Municipal Election - City Councillor District 1". City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 1". City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 2". City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 3". City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 4". City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 5". City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 5". City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Preliminary Municipal Election - City Councillor District 7". City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 7". City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 8". City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "Preliminary Municipal Election - City Councillor District 9". City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "Municipal Election - City Councillor District 9". City of Boston.gov. City of Boston. Retrieved 6 June 2011.