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  Menino, Thomas M.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameThomas M. Menino
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Boston, Massachusetts , United States
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Born December 27, 1942
DiedOctober 30, 2014 (71 years)
ContributorBob
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 30, 2015 02:37am
Tags Italian - Liberal - Pro Environment - Pro-Gun control - Cancer - Catholic -
InfoThomas Menino is the third-term mayor of Boston and president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The city's first Italian-American mayor, Menino was first elected in November 1993, taking more than 60 percent of the vote. He was uncontested in the 1997 election, and won a third term in a landslide victory in November 2001.

A lifelong resident of Boston's Hyde Park neighborhood, Menino has identified public safety, education, housing, workforce development and economic development as his core priorities. Over the last eight years, he has focused on providing every child with a quality education, creating affordable housing, lowering the crime rate, revitalizing Boston's neighborhoods and promoting a healthy lifestyle for all city residents.

Menino became the president of the United States Conference of Mayors in May 2002. Menino has used his 13-month tenure as spokesman for the nation's mayors to bring attention to the housing crisis facing America's working families. He has also focused on homeland and economic security.

Prior to becoming mayor of Boston, Menino served four months as acting mayor and nine years as a council representative for Boston's Hyde Park neighborhood. He is a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, and holds an associate's degree from Chamberlayne Junior College. In 1988, he earned a bachelor's degree in community planning from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Menino and his wife, Angela Faletra, have two children.



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Sep 03, 2013 07:00pm News Boston Mayor Says He’d ‘Blow Up’ Detroit And Start Over  Article Scott³ 
Jun 30, 2004 12:00am News Kerry, Boston mayor fight over convention  Article PragCon 3.0 

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RACES
  11/03/2009 Boston Mayor Won 57.27% (+14.84%)
  09/22/2009 Boston Mayor - Primary Won 50.52% (+26.57%)
  11/08/2005 Boston Mayor Won 67.52% (+35.38%)
  11/06/2001 Boston Mayor Won 76.06% (+52.14%)
  09/25/2001 Boston Mayor - Primary Won 73.37% (+50.33%)
  11/04/1997 Boston Mayor Won 99.96% (+99.92%)
  11/02/1993 Boston Mayor Won 64.45% (+28.91%)
  09/21/1993 Boston Mayor - Primary Won 26.89% (+4.48%)
  07/12/1993 Boston Mayor - Acting Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1991 Boston City Councillor - District 5 Won 81.68% (+63.37%)
  11/07/1989 Boston City Councillor - District 5 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1987 Boston City Councillor - District 5 Won 87.06% (+74.11%)
  11/05/1985 Boston City Councillor - District 5 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/15/1983 Boston City Councillor - District 5 Won 74.72% (+49.45%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  09/24/2013 Boston Mayor - Primary Lost 0.00% (-18.47%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MA US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
MA Governor - D Primary - Sep 17, 2006 D Thomas F. Reilly