Jamaica Plain Election Info: Candidates, Ballot Questions, Where to Vote and More

Tuesday's Election Day is going to be extremely tame, at least in Massachusetts, compared to the fireworks of September's primaries, which already decided all of the major races. Not sure where you vote? Click here to find out where to vote. Races Already Decided

Jamaica Plain encompasses two congressional districts and there is only one candidate in the final of each. At-Large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is headed to Washington, DC after defeating 10-time incumbent Michael Capuano in the Democratic primary for the 7th District.

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Murphy: Why JP Residents Should Vote for Me as Register of Deeds

As the elected Register of Deeds for Suffolk County, I serve the residents of the cities of Boston, Chelsea and Revere, as well as the Town of Winthrop. I live in the Boston neighborhood of Hyde Park with my wife Bridget Simmons Murphy. I am a lifelong resident of Suffolk County, a graduate of Boston Latin School, and a former Boston City Councilor and Council President. In 2017, in my first year as register, the Registry of Deeds recorded over 132,000 documents. The value of the consideration stated on the deeds recorded totaled over $13 billion dollars.

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Q&A: Forde Believes She’ll Win Register of Deeds Election on Second Try

Katie Forde came in a close second in the Democratic Party primary to current Suffolk County Register of Deeds Stephen Murphy in 2016, and this year she believes she'll win. Forde answered questions from Jamaica Plain News about why this time is different, what she would do if elected and how she can help Suffolk County. Q: You ran for Suffolk County Register of Deeds in 2016 and lost to the incumbent. Why are you running again and why do you think you'll win this time? Forde: I am running to make a difference as an advocate for the homeowners and aspiring homeowners in Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop and Revere.

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Q&A: Register of Deeds Murphy on His Successes Since Taking Office

Stephen Murphy was elected as the Suffolk County Register of Deeds two years ago and is up for reelection this fall. Murphy fielded questions from Jamaica Plain News about the purpose of the Register of Deeds, should the register accept Venmo and more. Q: You were elected in 2016 as the Suffolk County Register of Deeds. What have you accomplished in the position since being elected? Murphy: The job of the Register of Deeds is to keep the land records for Suffolk County accessible, reliable and secure.

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Stephen Murphy: Why I Should Be Elected the Next Suffolk County Register of Deeds

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?

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Election Results: Stephen Murphy Wins Democratic Nomination for Register of Deeds

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.

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What Happens If An At-Large City Councilor Leaves? Murphy Could Be Back

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.

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Ayanna Pressley Got the Most Votes in JP in At-Large City Council Election

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.

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

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.

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