Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Holaday wins; Council gets 3 new members

OK, here are the unofficial "official" results (Clerk Richard Jones did not release the absolute official numbers by the time I left City Hall).

Mayor - Donna Holaday

Ward 1 - Allison Heartquist (new)
Ward 2 - Greg Earls (unopposed)
Ward 3 - Bob Cronin (new)
Ward 4 - Ed Cameron (unopposed)
Ward 5 - Brian Derrivan (unopposed)
Ward 6 - Tom O'Brien (unopposed)

At-large councillors:

Barry Connell
Steve Hutcheson
Katy Ives
Tom Jones
Ari Herzog (new)

School Committee:

Steve Cole (re-elected)
Dan Koen
Cheryl Sweeney

There was confusion about the Charter Commission people but the voters did overwhelmingly approve the formation of the commission.

Congratulations to everyone!

5 comments:

Dick Monahan said...

The totals are up on the Daily News site. What positions got all the write-ins?

Gillian Swart said...

From my very unofficial sheets of paper, it looks like there was a rather large number of write-ins for councillor-at-large. I assume that was the result of the "write in Holaday/Shanley for at-large" mini-campaign.

Ari Herzog said...

Before I left that room, Gillian, I had down a total of 261 write-in votes, leading to the unofficial status. Doesn't affect my numbers as-is.

Dick: Thanks for the link. I hadn't realized that DN image is clickable!

Bruce Menin said...

Hey all-
I think there were something like 250 absentee ballots across the city- I don't know whether those had been counted before we left- if not, I think the Charter Commission seats are the only race that could be affected by that.

Anonymous said...

gillian, will you be investigating the claim that heartquist received a contribution from a karp held entity? I know the DN wrote about it today, but you can't have too many people shedding light on a controversy...hope you follow up on it.