Edit: The official results are in and can be seen here
The results have come in! These numbers are not final – I’ll post the official ones when they get certified (I’ve updated with the final numbers now). Stoneham had a fantastic turnout, with 3751 voters coming to the polls to fulfill their civic right and responsibility.
Your selectwomen are:
Raymie Parker (2041)
Caroline Colarusso (1759)
John DePinto came in third with 1507
Thomas Boussy got 1190 votes
Jaime Wallace led the voting with 2106
Thomas Dalton will also be serving with 1763 votes
George Georgountzos got 1201 votes
Cory Mashburn came in with 1111 – I really hope he runs again next time!
Thanks to all the candidates who worked so hard to earn the right to serve our town. It’s a huge effort, and a labor of love. I look forward to seeing what steps our newly elected officials take to make Stoneham a successful, solvent, well-run town that we can all be proud to call home!
I think this election cycle in Stoneham was remarkably awesome. We had many contested elections for important town roles. The candidates were all phenomenal. They debated issues, priorities and skills, but I didn’t see any meanness or personal attacks on display. Voters in town were engaged in thinking through the race and what it meant for the town (although I’d love to see higher turnout numbers next time!)
I’d like to offer my gratitude to all those who ran, who offered their perspective and who were willing to spend their time and energy making this town a better place. Thank you!
That said, here are the winners of the contested races!
Selectman: Shelly MacNeill
School Committee: David Maurer & Nicole Finocchi Nial
Planning Board: Augustus Niewenhous
Moderator: Jeanne Craigie
You can see the full vote tallies, including # of voters and margin of victory at this link.
Congrats, Stoneham, for being such an awesome place to live with so many amazing people willing to serve you!