Mayor Scott D. Galvin earned a third term in Woburn by trouncing John P. Flaherty, a local philanthropist, by 6,378 votes to 3,043.
The race drew attention when the Globe reported in September that Galvin had avoided questions about his 2011 crash in a city-owned car after he had consumed alcohol, and that Flaherty had a criminal record and allegedly threatened to kill a business partner. Galvin won handily in a three-way preliminary.
“I feel great about the outcome,” Galvin said Tuesday. “I’m grateful to the voters and my supporters, particularly my inner campaign committee. They supported me through the long campaign months and stuck with me and worked hard to push me over threshold. It was a great win.”
Elsewhere around the state, Mayors Setti D. Warren of Newton and Carlo DeMaria of Everett cruised to reelection wins Tuesday while several other mayors were battling to retain their seats in city elections outside of Boston.
In Brockton, Mayor Linda M. Balzotti was narrowly unseated in her bid for a third term, losing to School Committee member Bill Carpenter by 55 votes, or 7,035 to 6,980. Balzotti, the city’s first female mayor, had topped the field in a four-way preliminary.
In Newton, Warren easily outpaced Alderman Tedd Hess-Mahan to earn a second four-year term, picking up 9,313 votes to 3,706 for Alderman Ted Hess-Mahan.
“What I believe this vote says tonight is that our residents want this administration to continue the work that we started four years ago,” said Warren, 43, who watched the results come in with his family in his home before heading to Terry O’Reilly’s pub to celebrate with supporters. “I am grateful and honored to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of Newton over the next four years.”