2007 Boston City Council election

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Boston City Council elections were held on November 6, 2007. Eight seats (four district representatives and four at-large members) were contested in the general election, as the incumbents in districts 1, 2, 5, 6, and 8 were unopposed. Two seats (districts 7 and 9) had also been contested in the preliminary election held on September 25, 2007.

At-large[edit]

Councillors Michael F. Flaherty, Stephen J. Murphy, and Sam Yoon were re-elected, while incumbent Felix D. Arroyo was beaten for the final seat by John R. Connolly.[1]

Candidates General Election[2]
Votes %
Michael F. Flaherty 25,863 20.57%
Stephen J. Murphy 23,659 18.82%
Sam Yoon 23,230 18.48%
John R. Connolly 21,997 17.50%
Felix D. Arroyo 18,579 14.78%
Martin J. Hogan 4008 3.19%
Matthew Geary 3030 2.41%
William P. Estrada 2439 1.94%
David James Wyatt 2383 1.90%
all others 542 0.43%

District 1[edit]

Councillor Salvatore LaMattina ran unopposed and was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[3]
Votes %
Salvatore LaMattina 2848 95.80%
all others 125 4.20%

District 2[edit]

Councillor Bill Linehan ran unopposed and was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[4]
Votes %
Bill Linehan 3916 95.68%
all others 177 4.32%

District 3[edit]

Councillor Maureen Feeney was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[5]
Votes %
Maureen Feeney 4361 82.92%
Michael J. Cote 869 16.52%
all others 29 0.55%

District 4[edit]

Councillor Charles Yancey was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[6]
Votes %
Charles Yancey 2559 89.01%
J. R. Rucker 308 10.71%
all others 8 0.28%

District 5[edit]

Councillor Robert Consalvo ran unopposed and was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[7]
Votes %
Robert Consalvo 4621 98.49%
all others 71 1.51%

District 6[edit]

Councillor John M. Tobin Jr. ran unopposed and was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[8]
Votes %
John M. Tobin Jr. 5904 97.85%
all others 130 2.15%

District 7[edit]

Councillor Chuck Turner was re-elected.

Candidates Preliminary Election[9] General Election[10]
Votes % Votes %
Chuck Turner 1476 75.73% 3258 81.13%
Carlos Henriquez 317 16.26% 728 18.13%
Althea Garrison 151 7.75% 17dagger 0.42%
all others 5 0.26% 13 0.32%

dagger write-in votes

District 8[edit]

Councillor Michael P. Ross ran unopposed and was re-elected.

Candidates General Election[11]
Votes %
Michael P. Ross 2035 97.14%
all others 60 2.86%

District 9[edit]

The seat formerly held by Jerry P. McDermott was won by Mark Ciommo. McDermott had announced in May 2007 that he would not seek re-election.[12]

Candidates Preliminary Election[13] General Election[14]
Votes % Votes %
Mark Ciommo 1407 31.11% 2838 59.80%
Gregory J. Glennon 1250 27.64% 1889 39.80%
Timothy N. Schofield 965 21.34%  
Rosie Hanlon 577 12.76%  
Alessandro Selvig 293 6.48%  
James Joseph Jenner 28 0.62%  
all others 3 0.07% 19 0.40%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stidman, Pete (November 7, 2007). "Arroyo out, Connolly in for at-large council; Anemic turnout across city". Dorchester Reporter. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 6, 20075 CITY COUNCILLOR AT LARGE" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 6, 2007 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 1" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 6, 2007 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 2" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 6, 2007 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 3" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 6, 2007 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 4" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 6, 2007 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 5" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 6, 2007 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRCT 6" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION - SEPTEMBER 25, 2007 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 7" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 6, 2007 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 7" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 6, 2007 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 8" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  12. ^ "City councilor to vacate Allston-Brighton seat". The Boston Globe. May 8, 2007. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  13. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION - SEPTEMBER 25, 2007 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 9" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  14. ^ "CITY OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 6, 2007 CITY COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 9" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved February 20, 2018.

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