Campbell, Jackson top vote getters in preliminary election

District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey’s longtime tenure might be in jeopardy after being topped by Andrea Campbell in the City’s preliminary election on Sept. 8, according to unofficial City results.

Meanwhile, District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson cruised to a first-place finish.

Districts 4 and 7 were the only competitive races in the city and in Jamaica Plain. City Councilor Matt O’Malley of District 6, which covers most of JP, did not face an opponent in the City’s preliminary election and will not face one in the general election in November.

About 7 percent of voters turned out to the polls on Sept. 8. Campbell collected a commanding 58 percent of voters, which seems to spell trouble for Yancey, who garnered 34 percent. Yancey was first elected to the Council in 1983. The two will now face each other in the City’s general election in November.

District 4, which covers parts of Forest Hills and Woodbourne, had two other challengers: Terrance Williams (6 percent) and Jovan Lacet (2 percent).

Jackson trounced his competition in the District 7 race, garnering 66 percent of voters. Charles Clemons took second place with 18 percent, followed by Haywood Fennell (5 percent), Althea Garrison (5 percent), Roy Owens (3 percent) and Kevin Dwire (2 percent). Jackson will go against Clemons in November for the District 7 seat, which covers parts of Egleston Square.

There are only five candidates for the At-Large City Council race. That means that there was not a preliminary election for that race and all candidates will appear on the November ballot. The top four vote getters receive a seat on the Council. The candidates are Annisa Essaibi George, Current At-Large City Councilors Stephen Murphy, Michael Flaherty, Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu.

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