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Boston mayoral election, 2013

Boston mayoral election, 2013

November 5, 2013

 
Candidate Marty Walsh John R. Connolly
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 72,514 67,606
Percentage 51.55% 48.06%

Mayor before election

Thomas Menino

Elected Mayor

Marty Walsh

The Boston mayoral election of 2013 occurred on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, between state representative Marty Walsh and city councilor John R. Connolly. Walsh was elected to his first term.

A preliminary election was held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.[1][2][3]

Incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino had declined to run for re-election to a sixth term.

Contents

  • Primary candidates 1
    • Declared 1.1
    • Withdrew 1.2
    • Declined 1.3
  • Preliminary election 2
    • Polling 2.1
  • General election 3
    • Candidates 3.1
    • Polling 3.2
  • Results 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Primary candidates

Declared

Withdrew

  • Frank John Addivinola, Jr., candidate for State Senate in 2010 and U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 (running for councilor-at-large)[5]
  • Lee Buckley[5]
  • Robert Cappucci, former Boston School Committee member and retired Boston Police officer (failed to get enough signatures)[4]
  • Miniard Culpepper, reverend[5]
  • Will Dorcena, community activist (failed to get enough signatures)[6]
  • Althea Garrison, former State Representatives (running for councilor-at-large)[5]
  • John Laing, businessman (failed to get enough signatures)[7]
  • Divo Rodrigues Monteiro (running for city council in District 4)[5]
  • David Portnoy, founder of Barstool Sports (failed to get enough signatures)[7]
  • Gareth R. Saunders, former city councilor (running for councilor-at-large)[5]
  • Hassan A. ­Williams, candidate for State Senate in 2010[5]
  • Christopher G. ­Womack[5]

Declined

Preliminary election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Felix
Arroyo
John
Barros
Charles
Clemons
Daniel
Conley
John
Connolly
Robert
Consalvo
Charlotte Golar
Richie
Michael
Ross
Bill
Walczak
Marty
Walsh
David
Wyatt
Charles
Yancey
Other/
Undecided
S.U./Herald September 12–17, 2013 600 ± 4% 6% 3% 1% 12% 16% 8% 10% 5% 6% 12% 0% 1% 21%
Mass Inc September 14–16, 2013 487 ± 4.4% 8% 3% <1% 8% 15% 5% 10% 6% 4% 12% <1% 1% 27%
UNH September 5–12, 2013 411 ± 4.8% 6% 6% 2% 10% 15% 6% 10% 5% 4% 10% 0% 3% 25%
S.U./Herald July 10–15, 2013 600 ± 4% 4% 1% 1% 9% 12% 8% 5% 5% 2% 11% 1% 3% 40%

General election

Candidates

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Marty
Walsh
John
Connolly
Undecided
S.U./Herald October 29–31, 2013 555 ± 4.2% 46% 43% 11%
UMass Poll, UMass Amherst October 22–26, 2013 405 ± 5.9% 47% 40% 13%
University of New Hampshire October 17–22, 2013 465 ± 4.5% 38% 47% 15%
Mass Inc October 19–20, 2013 503 ± 4.4% 39% 41% 20%
Sage Systems October 16–17, 2013 375 ± 3.9% 36% 40% 24%
UMass Lowell October 2–7, 2013 375 ± 6% 37% 45% 18%
S.U./Herald October 2–6, 2013 600 ± 4% 34% 41% 23%
Anderson Robbins ^ September 28–30, 2013 800 ± ? 32% 44% 24%
S.U./Herald September 12–17, 2013 600 ± 4% 29% 44% 28%
  • ^ Internal poll for John Connolly campaign

Results

Notes: all candidates are nonpartisan, 0.40% are write-in votes.

Candidates Primary election[25] General election[26]
Votes % Votes %
Marty Walsh 20,838 18% 72,514 51.55%
John R. Connolly 19,420 17% 67,606 48.06%
Charlotte Golar Richie 15,536 14%
Daniel Conley 12,764 11%
Felix Arroyo 9,888 9%
John Barros 9,138 8%
Robert Consalvo 8,592 8%
Michael Ross 8,155 7%
Bill Walczak 3,822 3%
Charles Yancey 2,388 2%
Charles Clemons 1,799 2%
David Wyatt 334 0%

References

  1. ^ City of Boston, Unofficial Election Results
  2. ^ Boston Mayoral Race Preliminary Election 2013 - Live blog
  3. ^ http://www.cityofboston.gov/images_documents/2013%20Election%20Calendar_tcm3-35288.pdf
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Lyle, Caroline (June 14, 2013). "Meet the 12 Confirmed Candidates for Boston's 2013 Mayoral Election". BostInno. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Andrew Ryan; Wesley Lowery (May 22, 2013). "15 remain in the race for mayor of Boston". The Boston Globe. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ Andrew Ryan (May 25, 2013). "Will Dorcena will not make ballot". The Boston Globe. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Boston to face crowded ballot". The Boston Globe. June 14, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/01/campaign-notebook/qBs0UBBHIVRg9MD5usMDvM/story.html
  9. ^ http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2013/04/03/state-senator-sonia-chang-diaz-says-not-the-right-time-run-for-mayor-boston/6vFzyhPlzJSlTpHJUVoH4O/story.html. 
  10. ^ http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_politics/2013/04/rep_martin_walsh_says_he_s_running_for_mayor_of_boston
  11. ^ http://www.necn.com/03/29/13/Boston-Mayors-race-Nows-your-opportunity/landing_politics.html?blockID=836305&feedID=11106
  12. ^ http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/03/mayoral-race-could-reshape-boston-city-council-menino-less-mayor-race-could-create-wide-open-fight-for-large-council-seats/AEMiAuGZeWAMLs8g7BB5bK/story.html
  13. ^ a b King, Alison (April 9, 2013). "City Councilor Felix Arroyo throws hat into Boston's mayoral race". Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  14. ^ http://jamaicaplaingazette.com/2013/04/10/hennigan-wont-join-mayoral-race/
  15. ^ http://jamaicaplaingazette.com/2013/03/29/mayoral-race-could-be-dominated-by-jpers/
  16. ^ http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/03/mayoral-race-could-reshape-boston-city-council-menino-less-mayor-race-could-create-wide-open-fight-for-large-council-seats/AEMiAuGZeWAMLs8g7BB5bK/story.html
  17. ^ http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_politics/2013/04/mayoral_maneuvering_consalvo_in_jackson_and_rooney_out
  18. ^ a b "Boston Pols Expect Competitive Race For Mayor’s Seat". March 28, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  19. ^ Weiner, Rachel (March 29, 2013). "Stephen Lynch not running for Boston mayor".  
  20. ^ http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/peter_gelzinis/2013/04/gelzinis_menino_frustrated_amid_political_chaos
  21. ^ http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/03/27/mayor-menino-will-not-seek-re-election/
  22. ^ http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/03/28/potential-menino-successors-lining-for-mayoralty/tqjeXw5b5j0yuS0b6llabI/story.html
  23. ^ http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_politics/2013/04/mayoral_maneuvering_consalvo_in_jackson_and_rooney_out
  24. ^ http://missionhillgazette.com/2013/04/04/nus-tobin-rules-out-mayoral-run/
  25. ^ "2013 Boston Mayoral Primary Results". Live Wire. 
  26. ^ http://www.cityofboston.gov/elections/currentelections/default.asp

External links

  • Felix G. Arroyo - Forward with Felix
  • John Barros - Vote John Barros for Mayor
  • Charles Clemons for Mayor of Boston
  • John Connolly for Mayor of Boston
  • Dan Conley for Mayor
  • Rob Consalvo for Mayor
  • Charlotte Golar Richie for Mayor of Boston
  • Mike Ross Campaign Website
  • Bill Walczak for Mayor of Boston
  • Marty Walsh for Mayor of Boston
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