First, let me say, thank you! We won the Democratic Primary with tremendous support from across Suffolk County. We finished first in Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. We ran a positive campaign, we had a team of dedicated volunteers, and through door knocking, phone calling and speaking directly with voters our positive message resonated with voters across Suffolk County. I am honored, humbled, and proud to be the Democratic nominee for Suffolk County Register of Deeds. In this busy presidential election season, why is the Suffolk Registry of Deeds important to you, your family and your neighbors?
Former Boston City Councilor Stephen Murphy won the Democratic nomination for the vacant Register of Deeds position against a deep field of seven candidates in Thursday's primary election. Murphy will now face three nonparty-affiliated candidates in November. Murphy, who last year lost his longtime city council seat, seems to now have the inside track to being elected Suffolk County's Register of Deeds. He will face Joseph Donnelly, Jr., Margherita Ciampa-Coyne and John Keith in November. Murphy nabbed 30 percent (9,696) of the vote.
Here's an interesting tidbit about the Boston City Charter. If one of the four at-large city councilors were to leave his or her position, the candidate who finished fifth in the election, if willing and eligible, would become the fourth at-large city councilor. What does that mean? Let's say, hypothetically, At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley were to become a US congresswoman and vacate her city councilor seat. Under those circumstances, current At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy -- who just lost his seat -- could rejoin the council, provided it happened in the next two years.
At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley not only topped the ticket across all of Boston in Tuesday's elections, but she received the most votes in Jamaica Plain, too. Pressley netted a total of 3,571 votes from Jamaica Plain's 20 precincts. Fellow incumbent Michelle Wu, who finished second throughout all of Boston, also came in second in JP with 3,161 votes. At-Large City Councilor-elect Annissa Essaibi-George, who came in fourth overall. came in third in JP with 2,796 votes.
Tuesday's Boston City Council elections saw two longtime city councilors lose their seats. In the at-large city council race, Annissa Essaibi-George of Dorchester earned a seat in her second time running for the position. Losing his seat is longtime city councilor Stephen Murphy, who was first elected in 1997. All results are from the City of Boston's Election Department. According to the department, about 13% of registered Boston voters turned out for this municipal election.