BOSTON (AP/CBS) – Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will face off against City Councilor Tito Jackson in November as Walsh seeks re-election to a second four-year term.

Walsh and Jackson bested a pair of lesser known mayoral candidates, retired police officer Robert Cappucci and Joseph Wiley, a health care worker, in Tuesday’s nonpartisan preliminary election which generated lukewarm voter interest.

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Mayor Marty Walsh speaks to supporters after preliminary election (WBZ-TV)

The top two vote-getters — Walsh and Jackson — advance to the Nov. 7 final election.

Jackson said one of the reasons he entered the race was to focus on affordable housing.

City Councilor Tito Jackson speaks to supporters after preliminary election (WBZ-TV)

“People are getting pushed out of Boston in every neighborhood from South Boston to East Boston to Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan,” Jackson said. “Who can afford 4,200 foot, three-bedroom rents?”

This priority resonated with some voters.

“I voted for Tito,” said one man. “Lower income housing needs to be addressed.”

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WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports 

Elsewhere in Massachusetts, the MetroWest Daily News reported Yvonne Spicer, a vice president at the Museum of Science in Boston, topped a field of seven — followed by former town selectman and state Rep. John Stefanini — in the first election since New England’s largest town opted to become a city.

The two will compete for the chance to become Framingham’s first mayor Nov. 7.

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera (WBZ-TV)

In Lawrence, the Eagle-Tribune reported incumbent Mayor Daniel Rivera and former mayor Willie Lantigua won Tuesday’s preliminary election, setting up a re-match between the long-time rivals in November.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports 

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