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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