Walsh, Connolly top mayoral ticket; Arroyo out

September 27, 2013
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State Rep. Marty Walsh and At-Large City Councilor John Connolly punched their tickets into the Nov. 5 Boston mayoral final after finishing one-two in the Sept. 24 preliminary, according to the unofficial City results. About 31 percent of registered voters participated in the election.

Boston mayoral candidate Felix Arroyo, a Jamaica Plain resident and at-large city councilor, finished in fifth place in a crowded field of 12 candidates. Only the top two finishers go on to the final.

“I don’t plan on going anywhere,” said Arroyo at his election party at Coco’s Lounge in Egleston Square. “This is my city. I’m a son of Boston.”

Walsh garnered about 18 percent of voters, or 20,838 votes, while Connolly grabbed around 17 percent. Former state Rep. Charlotte Golar Richie, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley and Arroyo took about 14 percent, 11 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

Rounding out the field were Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative Executive Director John Barros, City Councilor Rob Consalvo, City Councilor Mike Ross, Codman Square Health Center founder Bill Walczak, City Councilor Charles Yancey, former police officer and co-founder of the TOUCH 106.1 FM Charles Clemons and Jackson Square resident David Wyatt.

In the At-Large City Councilor race, the top eight finishers moved on to the final. Those were, from top to bottom, Ayanna Pressley, Michael Flaherty, Stephen Murphy, Michelle Wu, Martin Keogh, Jeff Ross, Annissa Essaibi George and Jack Kelly. They will fight for four available spots on Nov. 5.

In the District 4 City Council race, which covers the Woodbourne section of JP, along with parts of Roslindale, Dorchester and Mattapan, Charles Yancey and Terrance Williams finished one-two. Yancey, who also ran for mayor, garnered 65 percent of voters, or 6,139 votes, while Williams had 16 percent. They beat out Steven Godrey and Divo Monteiro.

Mayoral candidate Marty Walsh. (Courtesy Photo)

Mayoral candidate Marty Walsh. (Courtesy Photo)

Mayoral candidate John Connolly. (Courtesy Photo)

Mayoral candidate John Connolly. (Courtesy Photo)