Mayor Marty Walsh tonight easily won a second term, defeating City Councilor Tito Jackson.
In the council races, Lydia Edwards won in District 1 (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) and Kim Janey won in District 7 (Roxbury). With incumbents Andrea Campbell in District 4 (Dorchester) and Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley (at large) all easily winning re-election, the council will be the most diverse ever come Jan. 1.
In District 1, Edwards overcame a last-minute scare campaign among white voters in East Boston and a non-endorsement endorsement of Passacantilli by Walsh to easily surmount Passacantilli's 63% of the vote in his native North End (which was down from his 70% vote tally in the September preliminary, NorthEndWaterfront.com reports).
In District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown), Ed Flynn, son of former Mayor Ray Flynn, beat Mike Kelley.
In District 7 (Roxbury), Kim Janey, who came in first in a preliminary field of 13, defeated Rufus Faulk.
In District 8 (Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill), incumbent Josh Zakim won easily over challenger Karen Mobilia.
In District 9 (Allston/Brighton), incumbent Mark Ciommo trounced challenger Brandon Bowser.
In the at-large race, incumbents Wu, Flaherty, Pressley and Essaibi-George won re-elected. What's interesting is that Althea Garrison is currently in fifth place, which means she would become a councilor should one of the winners leave office over the next two years (this is how Steve Murphy first got on the council). Pat Payaso, the clown, came in last.
The city elections department will is posting numbers here for the mayoral and city-council races.