The Boston mayoral election of 2013 occurred on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, between state representative Marty Walsh and city councilor John R. Connolly. Walsh was elected to his first term, and was inaugurated on Monday, January 6, 2014. 38% of registered voters turned out to vote in the election. A non-partisan preliminary election was held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Incumbent mayor Thomas Menino had declined to run for re-election to a sixth term.