Lee and Linehan head to final District 2 election

by Kate Vander Wiede
Managing Editor
Tuesday Sep 27, 2011

Suzanne Lee--former educator and principal, and long-time community activist--received the majority of the vote Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Over 6,500 people turned out to vote in District 2 City Councilor preliminary election, and Lee beat out incumbent Bill Linehan by garnering 39 percent of the vote to Linehan's 35 percent, according to the unofficial results. Over 16,500 people in District 2,3 and 7 turned out to vote, putting turn-out at 13 percent.

Lee has been visible in the South End over the last several months, starting her campaign early on. In debates and at events, Lee has pointed to her ability to bring people together to solve problems and engage people in the neighborhoods she serves.

Linehan, who was elected four years ago, has spent his time in office working on several issues for the South End -- street name changes with the Old Dover Neighborhood Association, parking signs, and lighting on E. Berkeley and Harrison Ave., to name a few.

Unlike Lee, who has promised to go to the people if elected, Linehan has welcomed people to come to him if they need anything.

Linehan and Lee will face off in the final municipal election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

South End specific voting numbers will be available soon.

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