Boston Elections: Essaibi-George Wins At-Large Seat; Campbell Defeats Yancey in District 4 Race

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Tuesday's Boston City Council elections saw two longtime city councilors lose their seats.

Annissa Essaibi-George was elected as an at-large city councilor.

Annissa Essaibi-George was elected as an at-large city councilor.

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.

District 4 City Councilor-elect Andrea Campbell

District 4 City Councilor-elect Andrea Campbell

The District 4 city council race was closely watched, and challenger Andrea Campbell defeated 30-plus-year incumbent Charles Yancey -- and it wasn't even close. In her first election, Campbell took home 63% (4,309 votes) to Yancey's 38% (2,699 votes). Going into Election Day, Campbell was favored after she easily outpaced Yancey in the preliminary election in September. A small part of District 4 is in Jamaica Plain.

In the at-large race, three incumbents topped the vote totals. Ayanna Pressley topped the ballot with 24% of cast votes in her favor (31,768 votes), Michelle Wu garnered 22% (28,891 votes) and Michael F. Flaherty notched 20% (26,463 votes). Essaibi-George received 17% (23,439 votes) and Murphy tallied 14% (19,538 votes). There were 1,130 write-in votes in the at-large race.

District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley, whose district encompasses the majority of Jamaica Plain, did not face a challenger and received votes on more than 97% of ballots cast.

These election results bring the city council more in line with the demographics of the city. With councilors-elect Essaibi-George and Campbell, two more women will sit on the 13-person council come January, joining Pressley and Wu.

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