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Boston mayoral election, 1987

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Boston mayoral election, 1987

The Boston mayoral election of 1987 occurred on Tuesday, November 3, 1987 between Mayor Raymond Flynn and City Council member Joseph M. Tierney. Flynn was re-elected to his second term.

The nonpartisan municipal preliminary election was held on September 22, 1987.


Candidates eliminated in primary


Candidates Primary Election[1] General Election[2]
Votes % Votes %
Raymond Flynn 42,366 70.39 63,714 67.47
Joseph M. Tierney 16,257 27.01 30,714 32.52
Joel San Juan 1,083 1.08
Richard A. Black 484 0.80

See also


  1. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1988. p. 28. 
  2. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1988. p. 59. 

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