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Marty Walsh wins another term

Results from Framingham, Newton, Lawrence and Worcester

November 08, 2017 - 11:08 am

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will serve a second term. The incumbent won re-election easily over City Councilor Tito Jackson.

The Boston City Council will have a new look in January. Four incumbent women easily won re-election, they will be joined by four new women. The 13-member panel will have eight women, six women of color.

The city of Newton elects a female mayor for the first time. Councilor-at-large Ruthanne Schwartz Fuller edged out City Council president Scott Lemon by fewer than 400 votes.

Framingham voters select Yvonne Spicer as the first mayor. Spicer defeated former state Representative John Stefanini. The vote yesterday came several months after Framingham residents voted to become a city. 

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera is the winner of a close election over former city Mayor William Lantigua.  Rivera won a 51 to 48-percent victory, then broke down in tears while thanking supporters at his victory party.

Worcester voters are giving Mayor Joe Petty another four years in office.  Petty defeated Konstantina Lukes yesterday to win a fourth term as mayor.  This was the third time Petty has defeated Lukes in a mayoral election. 

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