Jackson wins council seat

EGLESTON SQ.—Tito Jackson won the local District 7 Boston City Council seat in the March 15 special election.

Jackson replaces former City Councilor Chuck Turner, who was forced out of office this year following his conviction on federal bribery charges. The district includes Egleston Square and parts of Parkside in Jamaica Plain, as well as parts of Roxbury, Dorchester, the South End and the Fenway.

Jackson, a Roxbury resident and former state economic development official, took 82 percent of the vote in defeating opponent Cornell Mills. His campaign focused on jobs and business creation. Voter turnout was about 8 percent, with around 2,800 votes enough to put Jackson in office.

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