Rachael Rollins won the election for Suffolk County District Attorney Tuesday in the five person race to fill the seat left by outgoing D.A. Dan Conley. Rollins defeated Greg Henning, Shannon McAuliffe, Evandro Carvalho and Linda Champion. With her win Rollins will be the first female-candidate of color to hold the position in the history of the Commonwealth.
“I am honored and humbled. But I also need to say – for all of us – that this is earned. As a 47-year old black wWoman, I have earned this,” she said Tuesday night. “We have earned this. This is the time for us to claim our power and make good on our promises to make true criminal justice reform for the people in Suffolk County. Reform that is progressive – that decriminalizes poverty, substance use disorder, and mental illness. This is the time to create a system that puts fairness and equity first – as a model for the Commonwealth and the nation.”
In Boston, Rollins received just over 40 percent of the vote followed by Henning who finished the night with 22 percent of the vote. Carvalho finished with 17 percent followed by McAuliffe who got 10 percent and Champion who ended the night with 9 percent.
However, the North End voters went for Henning in the race. Henning received 530 votes here while Rollins finished second in the North End with 212 votes.
The district also includes Winthrop, Chelsea and Revere.
William Galvin wins primary
Secretary of State William Galvin secured the Democratic nomination Tuesday night over challenger and Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim.
In Boston Galvin received 57 percent of the vote to Zakim’s 42 percent.
In the North End, Galvin received 698 votes while Zakim received 559 votes.
Stephen Murphy wins
Incumbent Suffolk County Register of Deeds Stephen Murphy beat challenger Katherine Forde Tuesday night.
Citywide the former City Councilor received 52 percent of the vote to Forde’s 42 percent.
In the North End voters went with Murphy. Murphy received 596 votes in the North End with Forde receiving 500 according to unofficial results Tuesday night.