Murphy to Remain as Boston City Council President

Murphy to remain as Boston City Council president after getting support from his peers.


Boston City Council President Stephen Murphy has secured nine votes from his colleagues to remain City Council president for a new term beginning January 2013.

According to a release from Murphy, the following councilors committed their vote to Murphy: Felix Arroyo, Frank Baker, Mark Ciommo, John Connolly, Rob Consalvo, Tito Jackson, Sal LaMattina, Bill Linehan, Matt O’Malley, and Murphy himself. 

That leaves At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey, and District 8 City Councilor Mike Ross, who have not committed as of yet. 

Murphy pointed to his leadership in making Boston the first city in the nation to require sports injury and concussion training as part of the permitting process for the rental of a city-owned sports facility.

“I am humbled by the vote of confidence in my leadership expressed by my colleagues. The coming year will be a difficult one as the City of Boston faces a tough fiscal climate. I believe that through cooperation with my colleagues in government and the Mayor, I will be able to lead the City Council through another successful year,” said Murphy via press release.


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