Boston mayoral election, 2013

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Boston mayoral election, 2013

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  Marty Walsh (1).jpg John Connolly 2013 concession (02).png
Candidate Marty Walsh John R. Connolly
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 72,514 67,606
Percentage 51.55% 48.06%

Mayor before election

Thomas Menino

Elected Mayor

Marty Walsh

The Boston mayoral election of 2013 occurred on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, between state representative Marty Walsh and city councilor John R. Connolly. Walsh was elected to his first term, and was inaugurated on Monday, January 6, 2014.[1]

38% of registered voters turned out to vote in the election.[2]

A non-partisan preliminary election was held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.[3][4][5]

Incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino had declined to run for re-election to a sixth term.

Preliminary candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Frank John Addivinola, Jr., candidate for State Senate in 2010 and U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 (running for councilor-at-large)[7]
  • Lee Buckley[7]
  • Robert Cappucci, former Boston School Committee member and retired Boston Police officer (failed to get enough signatures)[6]
  • Miniard Culpepper, reverend[7]
  • Will Dorcena, community activist (failed to get enough signatures)[8]
  • Althea Garrison, former State Representatives (running for councilor-at-large)[7]
  • John Laing, businessman (failed to get enough signatures)[9]
  • Divo Rodrigues Monteiro (running for city council in District 4)[7]
  • David Portnoy, founder of Barstool Sports (failed to get enough signatures)[9]
  • Gareth R. Saunders, former city councilor (running for councilor-at-large)[7]
  • Hassan A. Williams, candidate for State Senate in 2010[7]
  • Christopher G. Womack[7]

Declined[edit]

Preliminary election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Felix
Arroyo
John
Barros
Charles
Clemons
Daniel
Conley
John
Connolly
Robert
Consalvo
Charlotte Golar
Richie
Michael
Ross
Bill
Walczak
Marty
Walsh
David
Wyatt
Charles
Yancey
Other/
Undecided
Suffolk University/Boston Herald September 12–17, 2013 600 ± 4% 6% 3% 1% 12% 16% 8% 10% 5% 6% 12% 0% 1% 21%
Mass Inc September 14–16, 2013 487 ± 4.4% 8% 3% <1% 8% 15% 5% 10% 6% 4% 12% <1% 1% 27%
UNH September 5–12, 2013 411 ± 4.8% 6% 6% 2% 10% 15% 6% 10% 5% 4% 10% 0% 3% 25%
Suffolk University/Boston Herald July 10–15, 2013 600 ± 4% 4% 1% 1% 9% 12% 8% 5% 5% 2% 11% 1% 3% 40%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Marty
Walsh
John
Connolly
Undecided
Suffolk University/Boston Herald October 29–31, 2013 555 ± 4.2% 46% 43% 11%
UMass Poll, UMass Amherst October 22–26, 2013 405 ± 5.9% 47% 40% 13%
University of New Hampshire October 17–22, 2013 465 ± 4.5% 38% 47% 15%
Mass Inc October 19–20, 2013 503 ± 4.4% 39% 41% 20%
Sage Systems October 16–17, 2013 375 ± 3.9% 36% 40% 24%
UMass Lowell October 2–7, 2013 375 ± 6% 37% 45% 18%
S.U./Herald October 2–6, 2013 600 ± 4% 34% 41% 23%
Anderson Robbins ^ September 28–30, 2013 800 ± ? 32% 44% 24%
S.U./Herald September 12–17, 2013 600 ± 4% 29% 44% 28%
  • ^ Internal poll for John Connolly campaign

Results[edit]

Notes: all candidates are nonpartisan, 0.40% are write-in votes.

Candidates Preliminary election[25] General election[3]
Votes % Votes %
Marty Walsh 20,838 18% 72,514 51.55%
John R. Connolly 19,420 17% 67,606 48.06%
Charlotte Golar Richie 15,536 14%
Daniel Conley 12,764 11%
Felix Arroyo 9,888 9%
John Barros 9,138 8%
Robert Consalvo 8,592 8%
Michael Ross 8,155 7%
Bill Walczak 3,822 3%
Charles Yancey 2,388 2%
Charles Clemons 1,799 2%
David Wyatt 334 0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryan, Andrew (January 7, 2014). "With theme of unity, Walsh takes helm as mayor of Boston". The Boston Globe. p. A.1. Retrieved March 17, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  2. ^ "Data" (PDF). www.cityofboston.gov. 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Unofficial election results".
  4. ^ "Boston Mayoral Race Preliminary Election 2013 - Live blog".
  5. ^ "Election calendar" (PDF). www.cityofboston.gov. 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Lyle, Caroline (June 14, 2013). "Meet the 12 Confirmed Candidates for Boston's 2013 Mayoral Election". BostInno. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h Andrew Ryan; Wesley Lowery (May 22, 2013). "15 remain in the race for mayor of Boston". The Boston Globe. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  8. ^ Andrew Ryan (May 25, 2013). "Will Dorcena will not make ballot". The Boston Globe. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Boston to face crowded ballot". The Boston Globe. June 14, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  10. ^ "campaign notebook - The Boston Globe".
  11. ^ "State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz says it's not the right time to run for mayor of Boston". April 3, 2013. Archived from the original on April 6, 2013.
  12. ^ "Rep. Martin Walsh says he's running for mayor of Boston".
  13. ^ http://www.necn.com/03/29/13/Boston-Mayors-race-Nows-your-opportunity/landing_politics.html?blockID=836305&feedID=11106[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ a b "Mayoral race could reshape Boston City Council Menino-less mayor's race could create wide open fight for at-large council seats - The Boston Globe".
  15. ^ a b King, Alison (April 9, 2013). "City Councilor Felix Arroyo throws hat into Boston's mayoral race". Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013.
  16. ^ "Hennigan won't join mayoral race - Jamaica Plain Gazette". jamaicaplaingazette.com.
  17. ^ "Mayoral race could be dominated by JPers - Jamaica Plain Gazette". jamaicaplaingazette.com.
  18. ^ a b "Mayoral maneuvering: Consalvo in, Jackson and Rooney out".
  19. ^ a b "Boston Pols Expect Competitive Race For Mayor's Seat". March 28, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2013.
  20. ^ Weiner, Rachel (March 29, 2013). "Stephen Lynch not running for Boston mayor". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 30, 2013.
  21. ^ "Gelzinis: Menino frustrated amid political chaos".
  22. ^ "Boston Mayor Tom Menino Will Not Seek Re-Election". March 27, 2013.
  23. ^ "Potential Menino successors lining up for mayoralty - The Boston Globe".
  24. ^ "NU's Tobin rules out mayoral run - Mission Hill Gazette". missionhillgazette.com.
  25. ^ "2013 Boston Mayoral Primary Results". Live Wire.

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