Walsh, Connolly in mayoral final; Ross places eighth

State Rep. Marty Walsh and At-Large City Councilor John Connolly punched their tickets into the Nov. 5 Boston mayoral final after finishing one-two in the Sept. 24 preliminary, according to the unofficial City results. About 31 percent of registered voters participated in the election.

Boston mayoral candidate Mike Ross, who lives in Mission Hill and represents the area as a city councilor, finished in eighth place in a crowded field of 12 candidates. Only the top two finishers go on to the final.

Walsh garnered about 18 percent of voters, or 20,838 votes, while Connolly grab around 17 percent. Former state Rep. Charlotte Golar Richie, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley and City Councilor Felix Arroyo took about 14 percent, 11 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

Rounding out the field were Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative Executive Director John Barros, City Councilor Rob Consalvo, Ross, Codman Square Health Center founder Bill Walczak, City Councilor Charles Yancey, former police officer and co-founder of the TOUCH 106.1 FM Charles Clemons and Jackson Square resident David Wyatt.

In the At-Large City Councilor race, the top eight finishers moved on to the final. Those were, from top to bottom, Ayanna Pressley, Michael Flaherty, Stephen Murphy, Michelle Wu, Martin Keogh, Jeff Ross, Annissa Essaibi George and Jack Kelly. They will fight for four available spots on Nov. 5.

In the District 8 City Councilor race, which covers Mission Hill, along with Back Bay, Beacon Hill and Fenway, Josh Zakim and Michael Nichols finished one-two. They will face-off against each other on Nov. 5 for the opportunity to replace Ross, who gave up a chance at reelection to run for mayor. Zakim garnered 45 percent of voters, or 2691 votes, while Nichols took 27 percent. They beat out Mission Hiller Gloria Murray, Tom Dooley and Angelica Addivinola.

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