At-Large Boston City Council Candidate Virtual Forum on July 13

The Boston Wards 4 & 5 & 10 Democratic Committees are hosting a virtual At-Large Boston City Council Candidates forum on July 13. The forum will be moderated by Boston Globe opinion writer Abdallah Fayyad. Confirmed participants include Clifton Braithwaite, Bridget Nee-Walsh, and Henry Santana, At-Large Boston City Councilors Ruthzee Louijeune, Julia Mejia, and Erin Murphy. Current At-Large City Councilor Michael Flaherty recently announced that he is not seeking reelection. Jamaica Plain resides in Boston Wards 4, 10, 11, 12, and 19.

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At-Large City Council Election: Flaherty, Mejia, Louijeune Go 1-2-3; Murphy Takes 4th

The two incumbents in the At-Large Boston City Council election, Michael Flaherty and Julia Mejia, easily took first and second in Tuesday's contest. In 2019, Mejia won her first at-large city council race by a mere one vote! This time it wasn't that close as she finished second with 61,709 votes (17.27%), and Flaherty took first with 62,242 votes (17.42%), according to unofficial results from Boston's Elections Department. DAVID HALBERT
42,516
11.90%

BRIDGET M NEE-WALSH
27,424
7.68%

JULIA MEJIA
61,709
17.27%

CARLA MONTEIRO
39,648
11.10%

RUTHZEE LOUIJEUNE
54,601
15.28%

ALTHEA GARRISON
24,914
6.97%

MICHAEL F FLAHERTY
62,242
17.42%

ERIN J MURPHY
42,841
11.99%

First time candidate Ruthzee Louijeune took third place with 54,601, and will be the first Haitian-American to be on the council. Louijeune grew up in Boston, and attended Boston Public Schools.

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