Incumbent Sal LaMattina received the support of nearly three of every four resident who cast a ballot in District 1 as the popular East Boston pol cruised to victory in Boston's preliminary election held Tuesday, Sept. 25.
The vice president of the Boston City Council – who first won the D1 seat in a special election in 2006 – took in 7,066 votes compared to runner-up Brian Gannon who received the support of 1,525 residents in the Charlestown/North End/East Boston district.
Those two will face each other in the city's general election on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
John Ribeiro Jr. came in third with roughly 10 percent of the vote, taking in 996 votes.
Nearly one in three of District 1 registered voters (11,166 out of 36,825) cast ballots in the city's preliminary election, according to the city's Election Department.