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Pro-Life Mayor of Quincy Wins Re-Election Over Pro-Abortion Challenger

November 8, 2023

Thomas Koch won re-election as mayor of Quincy by 10 points Tuesday night.

Koch, a former Democrat who left the party over abortion, turned away a challenge from a city councilor who made abortion an issue in the campaign.

Koch got 10,282 votes to 8,382 for Anne Mahoney, according to the city’s election results. The margin was 55 to 45 percent.

As New Boston Post reported last month, Mahoney during a debate October 12 criticized Koch for opposing abortion and same-sex marriage.

In June 2021, Koch hosted a pro-life event at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy, during which he said, “I’d rather lose the office than be pro-choice, that’s for sure.”

Quincy is a city of about 100,000 people south of Boston. Quincy leans Democratic:  the city’s voters in 2020 went for Joe Biden over Donald Trump in the presidential election by 66 to 31 percent.

Koch, 60, was first elected mayor in 2007. He won four two-year terms. This is his third election to a four-year term.


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