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Passacantilli Narrowly Tops Edwards in Tight District 1 Preliminary Election for Boston City Council; Flynn Tops District 2

District 1 City Councilor Preliminary Municipal Election Results
(North End, Charlestown & East Boston)

In a tight preliminary election on Tuesday, Stephen Passacantilli (46.5% of the vote) narrowly topped Lydia Edwards (45.4%) for the most votes, as both now advance to the November 7th final ballot. With less than 100 votes separating the two, that puts the 522 votes for 3rd place Margaret Farmer (6.7%) into serious play. Passacantilli received 70% of the North End vote while Edwards held the majority in Charlestown and her home neighborhood of East Boston which has about half of the district’s voters.  The preliminary results ensure a very competitive race in the November final election for the District 1 City Council seat being vacated by Sal LaMattina.

District 1 unofficial results:
Stephen Passacantilli: 46.97%, 3624 votes
Lydia Edwards: 45.98%, 3547 votes
Margaret Farmer: 6.77%, 522
Write-in: 0.29%, 22
(Total votes: 7715)

District 2 City Councilor Preliminary Municipal Election Results
(Downtown, South Boston, Chinatown, South End)

Edward Flynn, son of former mayor Ray Flynn, handily topped the ticket in the District 2 preliminary election. Flynn will face off with Michael Kelley who received the second-most votes.

Edward Flynn: 56.41%, 5083
Michael Kelley: 31.74%, 2860
Corey Dinopoulos: 5.59%, 504
Erica Tritta: 2.03%, 183
Joseph Kebartas: 1.79%, 161
Peter Lin-Marcus: 1.38%, 124
Kora Vakil: 0.27%, 24
(Total votes: 9011)

Mayor of Boston

It is no surprise that Marty Walsh handily beat his competitors taking over 60% of the vote. Tito Jackson will be on the ballot with Walsh in November.

Martin J. Walsh: 62.53%
Tito Jackson: 29.06%
Robert Cappucci: 6.70%
Joseph Wiley: 0.95%
(Total votes: 34,869)

More results at the city’s election website.

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4 Replies to “Passacantilli Narrowly Tops Edwards in Tight District 1 Preliminary Election for Boston City Council; Flynn Tops District 2

  1. I voted for LYDIA EDWARDS. She, much more than Passacantilli, a LaMattina surrogate, will work against the ginormous development trying to overwhelm the Housing Development in Charlestown. I think it’s why LaMattina retired. He was in favor of the massive development, choosing revenue vs quality of life. He didn’t want to deal with the resistance in Charlestown.

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