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Boston mayoral election, 2013

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Boston mayoral election, 2013

The Boston mayoral election of 2013 occurred on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, between state representative Marty Walsh and city councilor John R. Connolly. Walsh was elected to his first term.


A preliminary election was held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

Incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino had declined to run for re-election to a sixth term.


  • Felix G. Arroyo, city councillor
  • John Barros, former Boston School Committee member
  • Charles Clemons, former Boston Police officer and co-owner of TOUCH 106.1FM
  • Daniel F. Conley, Suffolk County District Attorney
  • John R. Connolly, city councillor
  • Robert Consalvo, city councillor
  • Charlotte Golar Richie, former State Representative
  • Michael P. Ross, city councillor
  • Bill Walczak, community organizer
  • Marty Walsh, State Representative
  • David James Wyatt, candidate for city council in 2007
  • Charles Yancey, city councillor
  • Withdrew

  • Frank John Addivinola, Jr., candidate for State Senate in 2010 and U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 (running for councilor-at-large)
  • Lee Buckley
  • Robert Cappucci, former Boston School Committee member and retired Boston Police officer (failed to get enough signatures)
  • Miniard Culpepper, reverend
  • Will Dorcena, community activist (failed to get enough signatures)
  • Althea Garrison, former State Representatives (running for councilor-at-large)
  • John Laing, businessman (failed to get enough signatures)
  • Divo Rodrigues Monteiro (running for city council in District 4)
  • David Portnoy, founder of Barstool Sports (failed to get enough signatures)
  • Gareth R. Saunders, former city councilor (running for councilor-at-large)
  • Hassan A. Williams, candidate for State Senate in 2010
  • Christopher G. Womack
  • Declined

  • Andrea Cabral, Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety and Security and former Suffolk County Sheriff
  • Sonia Chang-Díaz, State Senator
  • Richard A. Davey, Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation
  • John Fish, CEO of Suffolk Construction Company
  • Michael F. Flaherty, former city councillor (running for City Council At-Large)
  • Paul Grogan, President of The Boston Foundation
  • Maura Hennigan, Suffolk County criminal courts clerk
  • Russell Holmes, State Representative
  • Stephen J. Murphy, President of the Boston City Council (running for reelection)
  • Tito Jackson, city councillor (running for reelection)
  • Bill Linehan, city councillor (running for reelection)
  • Stephen Lynch, U.S. Representative
  • Ralph Martin, former Suffolk County District Attorney
  • Thomas Menino, incumbent Mayor of Boston
  • Matt O'Malley, city councillor (running for reelection)
  • Ayanna Pressley, city councillor (running for reelection)
  • James Rooney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • Marie St. Fleur, former State Representative
  • John M. Tobin, Jr., former city councillor
  • Candidates

  • Marty Walsh, State Representative
  • John R. Connolly, City Councillor
  • Polling

  • ^ Internal poll for John Connolly campaign
  • Results

    Notes: all candidates are nonpartisan, 0.40% are write-in votes.


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