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 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.
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:
RUFUS J FAULK
DEEQO M JIBRIL
DOMONIQUE A WILLIAMS
CHARLES C MUHAMMAD
BRIAN S KEITH
JOAO GOMES DEPINA
HASSAN A WILLIAMS
CARLOS T HENRIQUEZ
ANGELINA M CAMACHO
STEVEN A WISE