The Boston mayoral election of 1959 occurred on Tuesday, November 3, 1959, between former Boston City Council member John F. Collins and President of the Massachusetts Senate John E. Powers. Collins was elected to his first term, and was inaugurated on Monday, January 4, 1960. The nonpartisan municipal preliminary election was held on Tuesday, September 22, 1959.

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  • The Boston mayoral election of 1959 occurred on Tuesday, November 3, 1959, between former Boston City Council member John F. Collins and President of the Massachusetts Senate John E. Powers. Collins was elected to his first term, and was inaugurated on Monday, January 4, 1960. The nonpartisan municipal preliminary election was held on Tuesday, September 22, 1959. Collins' victory in was considered the biggest upset in city politics in decades. Boston University political scientist Murray Levin wrote a book on the race, titled The Alienated Voter: Politics in Boston, which attributed Collins' victory to the voters' cynicism and resentment of the city's political elite. Collins had been widely viewed as the underdog in the race. Collins had run on the slogan "stop power politics", and was widely seen as independent of any political machine. (en)
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  • The Boston mayoral election of 1959 occurred on Tuesday, November 3, 1959, between former Boston City Council member John F. Collins and President of the Massachusetts Senate John E. Powers. Collins was elected to his first term, and was inaugurated on Monday, January 4, 1960. The nonpartisan municipal preliminary election was held on Tuesday, September 22, 1959. (en)
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