1979 Boston mayoral election Article

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Boston mayoral election, 1979

←  1975 November 6, 1979 1983 →
  Boston Mayor Kevin H White.jpg Blank.png
Candidate Kevin White Joseph F. Timilty
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 78,048 64,269
Percentage 54.82% 45.14%

Mayor before election

Kevin White

Elected Mayor

Kevin White

The Boston mayoral election of 1979 occurred on Tuesday, November 6, 1979, between Mayor Kevin White and state senator Joseph F. Timilty. This was the second election in a row between White and Timilty. White once again defeated Timilty and was elected to a fourth term.

The nonpartisan municipal preliminary election was held on September 25, 1979.

Candidates

Candidates eliminated in preliminary

Results

Candidates Preliminary Election [1] General Election [2]
Votes % Votes %
Kevin White 50,272 42.39 78,048 54.82
Joseph F. Timilty 33,026 27.85 64,269 45.14
Mel King 17,490 14.75
David Finnegan 17,306 14.59
Laurence R. Sherman 297 0.25
Luis F. Castro 199 0.17

See also

References

  1. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1980. p. 36.
  2. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1980. p. 82.

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