O'Malley's victory speech.
Matt O'Malley, 31, today became Boston's youngest city councilor with a 60-40 win over Jim Hennigan for the 6th District seat that covers West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and bits of Roslindale and Mission Hill.
O'Malley's win in the special election to replace John Tobin, who quit earlier this year, comes on his third try for a seat on the council - he lost two earlier bids for a citywide at-large seat.
In addition to being the youngest councilor, O'Malley will be the city's only red-headed councilor. He'll take office just in time for a Dec. 1 hearing on whether convicted Councilor Chuck Turner gets to stay in office or should be expelled.