Mayor Walsh wins re-election in Boston

Mayor Walsh wins re-election in Boston

BOSTON — Voters in Boston have decided to re-elect Democratic Marty Walsh for another four-year term.

Walsh was opposed Tuesday by City Councilor Tito Jackson.

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Both candidates have focused on core neighborhood issues including affordable housing, education and reducing crime during a relatively low-key campaign.

No incumbent Boston mayor has lost a re-election bid since James Michael Curley.

Secretary of State William Galvin said he initially expected turnout to be on the "lower end" of the scale for recent Boston elections, but by 6 p.m. turnout had already exceeded 22 percent.

Galvin is predicting stronger turnout Tuesday in several other Massachusetts cities with heated mayoral elections, including Newton, Lawrence and Lynn.

Framingham, meanwhile, is holding its first mayoral election since residents voted to become a city.