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(NECN) - City Councilor John Connolly is one of two winners in the Boston mayoral preliminary election and has earned a spot in November's final election that will determine who will be Thomas Menino's successor.
"From day one, the strength of this campaign was found across every neighborhood, every race, every ethnicity, every language and every walk of life," he said in his victory speech.
Forty-year-old Connolly has made education a primary focus of his campaign.
"I'm running for mayor because I know that together, we can transform our schools so that every child receives a high-quality education and together, we can build safe and healthy neighborhoods and ensure that everyone has access to great jobs and together, we can have a transparent, inclusive and customer-friendly City Hall that looks like the city of Boston and works for everyone in the city of Boston," he says.
Watch the attached video for his complete speech.