2019 Election Round-Up

November 6, 2019  |  News

Election day 2019 has come and gone.  There were several shake-ups on the state and municipal levels of government, here they are:


Rep. Paul Brodeur of the 32nd Middlesex District won the Melrose Mayoral Election and will soon be vacating his post as Co-chair of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.  He served 5 elected terms as Representative.  The Greater Boston PCA has been working alongside Rep. Brodeur to push HB211: An Act to Establish Licensing Standards for Drain Cleaners.


Boston saw a significant shift in its City Council.

Incumbents At-Large Councilor Michele Wu, At-Large Councilor, At-Large Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George, and At-Large Councilor Michael Flaherty all won re-election.  Incumbent At-Large Councilor Althea Garrison lost her seat.  Julia Meija won by a slim margin of only 10 votes over Alejandra St. Guillen for an At-Large Seat.

Ricardo Arroyo won the district 5 seat vacated by Tim McCarthy, Liz Breadon won the seat vacated by Mark Ciommo District 9 and Kenzie Bok won the seat vacated by Josh Zakim District 8.

For the first time in its history, the council is now comprised of a majority women and people of color;  8 women, 5 men.

Cambridge saw much of the same with only 1 incumbent not winning re-election.

Out of 9 seats, all but 1 incumbent, Craig Kelley were re-elected.