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Unofficial election results show Flaherty leads city council results

Boston voters have spoken at least informally.

According to Google “too informal” Table Compiled by a nonpartisan group of community organizers and campaigns, and backed by early numbers from the Associated Press and the City of Boston, incumbent City Council incumbent Michael Flaherty appears poised to snatch broad first place among Boston voters, with incumbent Julia Mejia and the upcoming Newcomers Rothsey Luigi and Erin Murphy complete the big seats on Boston City Council. Luigi declared victory on Tuesday night.

By 10 p.m. Tuesday, Flaherty was in first, Mejia in second, Luigi in third, and Murphy in fourth. Newcomer David Halpert couldn’t make it to that fourth seat, and looks likely to be a fifth. The Associated Press findings appear to support these numbers.

Luigi, who is the daughter of Haitian immigrants and a lawyer, has endorsements from Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Ayanna Pressley, among others. Murphy, a public and public school teacher in Dorchester, was certified by Congressman Steve Lynch and former Mayor of Boston Raymond Flynn.

Among the county seats, current City Councilman Frank Baker called for a “2 to 1” victory by press time in District 3, which is in Dorchester, beating first-time candidate Stephen McBride. In a statement, he said he looked forward to resolving the “ongoing public health crisis” at Mass & Cass, which has become a hub for those struggling with drug addiction and homelessness.

The Dorchester Reporter also called Brian Worrell winning in District 4 (Mattapan, Dorchester, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain), former mayoral candidate Andrea Campbell. As of press time, he has unofficially topped his rival Evandro Carvalho.

As of press time, the race between Mary Tamer and Kendra Hicks in District 6, which includes Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury, appears to be tilting toward Hicks, which city council sources have confirmed to the Herald. The seat was once filled by Matt O’Malley, who did not seek re-election. This race turned bad, with Tamer sending out fliers depicting Hicks, black, as gray and Tamer in colour, which some, including Hicks, described as racist. Tamer admitted later Twitter The flyers “did not set the correct tone”.

Tania Fernandez-Anderson declared victory over permanent candidate Roy Owens in District 7, Roxbury, South End and Dorchester as represented by Acting Mayor Kim Janey. Anderson will be the first Muslim and first African immigrant on City Council.

As the mayoral field has been wide open this year with the departure of former mayor Marty Walsh, city council will be extraordinarily full of new faces this year. Current council members Kim Jani, Andrea Campbell, Anissa Al-Sibbi, George and Michelle Wu have all vacated their seats to run for mayor. Nor did city councilor Ben O’Malley seek re-election.

City councilors won’t be sworn in until January, two months after the mayor, who will be Michelle Wu, according to unofficial election results. The winning mayoral candidate will vacate her seat on city council, with fifth-placed Alejandra Sant Gillin replacing her. It is known that she lost fourth place to senior chancellor Julia Mejia, who is likely to retain her seat.

Council members Lydia Edwards of District 1 and Ed Flynn of District 2 and Kenzi Buck of District 8 ran unopposed. It looks like incumbents Ricardo Arroyo of Region 5 and Liz Brydon of Region 9 are willing to keep their seats.