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2009 Boston mayoral election

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2009 Boston mayoral election

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Candidate Thomas Menino Michael F. Flaherty
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 63,123 46,768
Percentage 57.27% 42.43%

Mayor before election

Thomas Menino

Elected Mayor

Thomas Menino

The Boston mayoral election of 2009 occurred on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, between incumbent Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino, and Michael F. Flaherty, member of the Boston City Council and former Council president. Menino was re-elected to a fifth term, the first mayor to do so in Boston history.

31% of registered voters turned out to vote in the election.[1][2]

The nonpartisan municipal preliminary election was held on September 22, 2009.

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After the preliminary election, Flaherty and fellow-Councillor Sam Yoon, who had finished third, declared they had formed a ticket. If Flaherty were victorious, he vowed to appoint Yoon deputy mayor, a position that had not existed in Boston since the administration of Kevin White, who left office in 1984.[3] Details of the position, including salary, were never finalized.


Eliminated in preliminary


Candidates Preliminary Election[8] General Election[8]
Votes % Votes %
Thomas Menino (incumbent) 41,026 50.52 63,123 57.27
Michael F. Flaherty 19,459 23.96 46,768 42.43
Sam Yoon 17,179 21.16
Kevin McCrea 3,340 4.11

See also


  1. ^ "Results" (PDF). November 3, 2009. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  2. ^ "Results" (PDF). November 3, 2009. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  3. ^ Levenson, Michael (September 29, 2009). "Yoon is joining Flaherty as deputy". The Boston Globe. p. B.1. Retrieved March 2, 2018 – via
  4. ^ "Michael Flaherty for Boston City Council At-Large".
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Kevin McCrea for Mayor".
  7. ^ 'Yoon announces candidacy for mayor', The Boston Globe February 8, 2009
  8. ^ a b "Unofficial election results".

Further reading

Candidates' websites

External links

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