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City Councilor Tito Jackson holds on to District 7 seat

Posted by Patrick Rosso  November 6, 2013 03:24 PM

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Tito Jackson has held onto his District 7 City Council seat after facing two challengers in Tuesday’s Municipal Election.

District 7 represents Roxbury in addition to portions of the South End and Fenway.

With close to 76-percent of the 10,148 votes cast Jackson, a Roxbury native, sailed to victory over Roy Owens, a perennial candidate, and Jamarhl Crawford, a community activist, according to the unofficial election results provided by the Boston Elections Department.

"Since March of 2011 I have had the honor and privilege to represent District 7 on the Boston City Council. Every morning I bring the thoughts and sentiments of every neighborhood in the district with me to City Hall. Your unwavering support motivates me each and every day and for that I cannot thank you enough," Jackson said in a statement.

"We will continue to ensure that our streets are safe. We will continue to work towards job creation for our residents and we will continue to make sure our schools will nurture and grow the next generation of young people," he added.

Owens came in second with close to 17-percent of the total votes cast, followed by Crawford with close to eight-percent. Crawford was running a write-in campaign and was not on the ballot.

Jackson, who grew up in Grove Hall, was first elected to the council in 2011 in a special election to replace Chuck Turner.

Jackson will serve a two-year term. The next municipal election will be held in 2015.

For the unofficial election results provided by the Boston Elections Department, click here.

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