Local

Marty Walsh Elected Mayor Of Boston

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press
View Comments

BOSTON (AP) — State Rep. Martin Walsh has defeated City Councilor and fellow Democrat John Connolly in a hard-fought race to succeed longtime Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

With 95 percent of the votes counted, unofficial totals showed Walsh with 51 percent to 49 percent for Connolly. Connolly conceded Tuesday evening.

Check: Election Results

Turnout was brisk Tuesday as voters cast ballots in an election that for the first time in two decades didn’t include Menino’s name at the top of the ticket.

The 46-year-old Walsh relied on support from labor organizations to help his get-out-the-vote drive.

Walsh was a union official before being elected to the Massachusetts House in 1997. He has remained active in union affairs as a lawmaker.

Connolly made education his core issue and was hoping an “army of moms” that appeared with him at campaign events would help propel him.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

MORE POLITICAL NEWS FROM CBS BOSTON

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,151 other followers