Quantcast

Walsh, Janey, Edwards, Flynn come out on top in low-turnout preliminary

Yawu Miller | 9/26/2017, 11:19 p.m.
Mayor Martin Walsh garnered 63 percent of the vote, easily beating out District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson’s 29 percent ...
District 7 city council candidate Kim Janey outlines her campaign platform during her kick-off in Dudley Square. Banner photo

Mayor Martin Walsh garnered 63 percent of the vote, easily beating out District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson’s 29 percent and Robert Cappucci and Joseph A Wiley, each of whom received less than one percent of the vote.

Walsh and Jackson will face off again in the Nov. 7 general election.

In City Council District 7 which is centered in Roxbury and includes parts of Dorchester, the South End, the Fenway and Jamaica Plain, Kim Janey bested a field of 13 with 1,532 votes — 25 percent of the 6,129 voters who cast ballots in that race. Also advancing to the Nov. 7 general election will be Rufus Faulk, who received 719 votes — 12 percent of the ballots cast. Deep Jibril trailed in third place with 604 votes.

In District 2, which includes the North End, East Boston, and Charlestown, North End resident Stephen Passacantilli garnered 3,624 votes with East Boston resident Lydia Edwards trailing 77 votes behind at 3,547. Eastie resident Margaret Farmer trailed with 522 votes.

Lydia Edwards, a former lawyer and the city’s deputy director of the Office of Housing Stability, is now running for Boston City Council. She competes against two other candidates to represent East Boston, the North End and Charlestown.

Lydia Edwards, a former lawyer and the city’s deputy director of the Office of Housing Stability, is now running for Boston City Council. She competes against two other candidates to represent East Boston, the North End and Charlestown.

In District 2, which includes South Boston, Chinatown and part of the South End, Edward Flynn received 5,083 of the 9,011 votes cast, followed by Michael Kelley, who garnered 2,860 votes. Corey Dinopoulos received 504 votes.

Just three out of nine City Council districts had contested preliminaries. But the 22,000 who turned out in those three districts accounted for 40 percent of the 56,373 voters who cast ballots in the preliminary. With 390,136 voters registered in the city, turnout was just 14.45 percent.

Election Department’s unofficial results for District 7:

KIM JANEY

1,532

25.00%

RUFUS J FAULK

719

11.73%

DEEQO M JIBRIL

604

9.85%

DOMONIQUE A WILLIAMS

593

9.68%

CHARLES C MUHAMMAD

423

6.90%

ROY OWENS

370

6.04%

JOSE LOPEZ

363

5.92%

BRIAN S KEITH

345

5.63%

JOAO GOMES DEPINA

298

4.86%

HASSAN A WILLIAMS

285

4.65%

CARLOS T HENRIQUEZ

263

4.29%

ANGELINA M CAMACHO

247

4.03%

STEVEN A WISE

64

1.04%

Write-in Votes

23

0.38%