Jackson, Mills Win City Council Special Election

After a very low turnout of 7 percent, voters in Boston's 7th Distrist have narrowed the field to two finalists to replace Chuck Turner on the Boston City Council: Tito Jackson and Cornell Mills.

It quickly became clear that Tito Jackson would run away with the preliminary election. He was leading by more than 65 percent of the vote after the first precincts were counted, and he maintained that margin until polls closed. Jackson was the former political director for Gov. Deval Patrick and was endorsed for the seat by Turner himself.

The contest for second place was between Danielle Williams, an aide to Turner, and Cornell Mills, the son of former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson. There were only a few votes separating the two, but in the end Mills edged out Williams by 13 votes to win a face-off against Jackson.

This program aired on February 16, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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