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Boston City Council gains new members in municipal elections

Joshua Lustig

New progressive faces along with several incumbents will take their seats on the Boston City Council following the Nov. 7 municipal elections. 

Three incumbent at-large city councilors, Ruthzee Louijeune, Erin J. Murphy and Julia Mejia, return for another term. Henry Santana, a young, Black, Dominican immigrant politician replaces Michael Flaherty as the fourth at-large councilor, according to unofficial election results posted by the City of Boston. 

“I’m honored to serve as your next City Councilor At-Large, and I’m ready to fight on behalf of every neighborhood and every resident of this city. Let’s get to work,” Santana wrote on X. 

Replacing former District 3 City Councilor Frank Baker, John FitzGerald won the election with 58.24% of the district’s votes, beating democratic socialist Joel Richards.

After incumbent City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo lost the preliminary elections in September, the District 5 election left Enrique Pepén victorious over Jose Ruiz, with 52.75% of the vote. 

District 6 incumbent councilor Kendra Lara also lost in the preliminary election. Benjamin Weber, a progressive politician who beat William King to serve with a 60.7% majority will be a new face joining the council. 

Incumbent councilors Tania Fernandes Anderson, Sharon Durkan and Liz Breadon remain on the council after defeating their competitors in Districts 7, 8 and 9.

Incumbent city councilors, Gabriela Coletta, Council President Edward Flynn and Brian Worrell ran unopposed in Districts 1, 2 and 4, and will continue their work on the council. 

“Across the city, voters chose a new generation of leaders with the values and determination to build a Boston for everyone, and with the track record and experience to hit the ground running,” Mayor Michelle Wu posted on Instagram. “I’m thrilled to welcome these Councilors-elect to City Hall and can’t wait to partner on getting things done.” 

Election results accurate upon publication as of 8:06 p.m. Nov. 8. 


About the Contributor
Alexis Algazy
Alexis Algazy, City Editor
Alexis Algazy is a second-year journalism and political science major with a public relations minor. This is her second semester serving as the deputy city editor, and she is looking forward to extending city and political coverage. This semester Alexis is doing media relations at BCG for co-op. Follow her on X @alexisalgazy for article updates.
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