Charlestown Voters Backed Lamattina and Connolly: In At-large Race Charlestown’s Jack Kelly Easily Carries Hometown

September 26, 2013
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Councilor Sal LaMattina (right) checks the figures on Tuesday night as the returns come in as Sen. Anthony Petruccelli looks on.

Councilor Sal LaMattina (right) checks the figures on Tuesday night as the returns come in as Sen. Anthony Petruccelli looks on.

City Councilor Sal LaMattina easily cruised to the final election and will face Brian Gannon in the November 5 General Election.

LaMattina received 2,627 votes in Charlestown and 6,756 voted in District 1, which includes Charlestown, the North End and East Boston

In Charlestown the closest to LaMattina was Gannon with 4uu votes. John Ribiero finished third in Charlestown with 141 votes.

District wide Gannon got 1,214 votes and Ribiero got 996 votes.

“Wow this is unbelievable,” said LaMattina of the convincing win to go into the final. “It goes to show when you work hard for the neighborhood, people appreciate it.”

LaMattina said the results show the campaign was about more than the casino issue.

“As you see from results, it’s more than a casino at stake,” he said. “When you represent a District you work to address all the issues, my staff and I do that everyday. However, it’s not over yet and I’ll need all your help in November. I’m excited about the opportunity to work with a new mayor and I’m excited to be part of a new Boston.”

In the Mayor’s race Charlestown voters went with John Connolly. Connolly received 1,293 votes from Charlestown voters.

Marty Walsh was second among Charlestown voters.

Connolly and Walsh will square off during the November 5 General Election.

Citywide Walsh topped the ticket and narrowly edged out Connolly for the top spot.

Citywide Walsh recieved 20,848 votes or 18% and Connolly got 19,420 votes or 17%.

In the At-Large race Charlestown’s own Jack Kelly topped the At-Large ticket with 2,483 votes. Kelly finished 8th citywide and secured a spot in the final election.

Citywide Boston voters supported Ayanna Pressley, Michael Flaherty, Stephen Murphy and Michelle Wu.

In Charlestown voters backed Kelly, Stephen Murphy with 1003 votes, Michael Flaherty with 1,619 votes and Ayanna Pressley with 1,000 votes.