Bill Linehan will stay on as District 2’s city councilor after a victory Tuesday over challenger and Chinatown resident Suzanne Lee.
District 2 includes South Boston and Chinatown as well as portions of the Back Bay and the South End.
Linehan, in a statement, said he is excited to continue to work on behalf of his constituents.
"Since the beginning of my campaign, I have said 'The future is now,' and I look forward to embracing the future head-on over these next two years. This was a hard-fought race but I'm thrilled to be able to keep working on behalf of my constituents to ensure their needs are met on a daily basis as our great city continues to prosper," he said.
Linehan took close to 53 percent of the 17,620 votes cast in the district, according to the unofffical election results provided by the Boston Elections Department. Lee, a former principal, took just 47 percent of the total votes cast, less than her during her unsuccessful 2011 run for the seat.
A life-long South Boston resident, Linehan was first elected to the council in 2007.
Linehan will now serve a two-year term. The next municipal election will be held in 2015.
For the unofficial election results, click here.