On Non. 2, 1993, Mayor Menino was elected mayor of Bosotn, defeating State Representative James Brett. Prior to the election, Menino was acting mayor for a few months after Ray Flynn resigned to become ambassador to the Vatican.
Menino ran unapposed for a second term in 1997.
In 2001, Menino defeated Peggy Davis-Mullen, a Boston city councilor.
Menino beat Boston City Councilor Maura Hennigan in 2005.
Menino won his fifth term as mayor in 2009 by defeating Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty.