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Boston mayoral election, 2009

The Boston mayoral election of 2009 occurred on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 between current mayor, Thomas Menino, and Michael Flaherty, current City Councilor and former City Council President. Menino was re-elected and served a fifth term, the first mayor to do so in Boston's history.

The nonpartisan municipal preliminary election was held on September 22, 2009.


On September 29, 2009 after the primary election, Flaherty and Councilor Sam Yoon who finished third in the primary election, declared they had formed a ticket. If Flaherty were victorious, he vowed to appoint Yoon deputy mayor, a position that has not existed since the administration of Mayor Kevin H. White, who left office in 1984. The exact details of the position, including salary, were never finalized.[1]


Former Candidates:

  • Kevin McCrea, businessman[4] - Eliminated in Preliminary Election
  • Sam Yoon, City Councilor[5]- Eliminated in Preliminary Election


Candidates Primary Election[6] General Election[7]
Votes % Votes %
Tom Menino 41,026 50.52 63,123 57.27
Michael Flaherty 19,459 23.96 46,768 42.43
Sam Yoon 17,179 21.16
Kevin McCrea 3,340 4.11

See also


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  5. ^ 'Yoon announces candidacy for mayor', The Boston Globe February 8, 2009
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External links

  • City's website

Candidates websites

  • Flaherty for Mayor
  • McCrea for Mayor
  • Menino for Mayor
  • Yoon for Mayor

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