Walsh Cruises to Second Term; Six Women Now on City Council

As expected Mayor Martin Walsh easily defeated District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson for a second term. But it was the Boston City Council races that were more interesting. Walsh took 65% of the vote to Jackson's 33%, according to unofficial results as of 10:30 pm on Tuesday. The only truly contested race in Jamaica Plain was the District 7 race (there's a little bit of District 7 in JP by Egleston Square). After a preliminary that had more than a dozen candidates Kim Janey and Rufus Faulk faced each other.

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Election Day, 2008, in JP, by Nick Sherman

Election Day on Tuesday: What You Need to Know

What do you need to know about Tuesday's election? How about perhaps it's the sleepiest low-key election in Boston history? At least in the last 25 years. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is expected to cruise past current District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson in the mayoral race. In the September preliminary Walsh took more than 60% of votes and Jackson got 29%.

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Read JP Progressives’ Endorsement of Mayor Walsh

The JP Progressives have chosen to endorse Mayor Marty Walsh for a second term over District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson. JP Progressives, a chapter member of Progressive MASS, provided a lengthy and thoughtful endorsement. In the Sept. 26th preliminary election Walsh took 62 percent of the vote and Jackson received 29 percent. The two will face-off against each other in the Nov.

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Walsh, Jackson, City Council Candidates to Attend Forum at English High School on Oct. 4th

There will be a public candidates forum with mayoral and at-large Boston City Council candidates at English High School on Oct. 4th. The forum is being hosted jointly by Boston's Ward 8 (South End, Roxbury), 9 (Roxbury, South End), 10 (Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain), 11 (Jamaica Plain, Roxbury) and 19 Democratic Committees (Jamaica Plain, Roslindale). The forum will begin with a meet and greet session with district city councilors who represent the wards. Both Mayor Marty Walsh and District 7 City Councilor and mayoral candidate Tito Jackson are scheduled to attend. Walsh easily came in first in the Sept.

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Mayor Walsh Nets More Than 60% in Prelim Election, Jackson 29%

Mayor Martin Walsh easily came out ahead in Boston's preliminary election on Tuesday with more than 60 percent of votes. Walsh will face-off against District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson, who came in a distant second with more than 28 percent of votes. Tuesday's turnout was expected to be paltry due to very few races with only the mayoral race and three city councilor elections to vote on. Only 14.45 percent of registered voters cast ballots, according to unofficial results on the city's website. The top two winners of each race will face each other in a general election on November 7th.

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