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.