The unofficial election results are in. I would say we’ll have some new faces at Town Hall, but they aren’t that new. It was a good night for two members of the Town’s Advisory Committee: Brian Shea and Jim Hegarty.
1,468 residents turned out to cast their ballots in the annual Town Election – 21% of registered voters.
In the race for selectman, Brian Shea, Advisory Committee Chair beat long-time incumbent Bill Boland and Public Works Planning Board Chair Desiree Aselbekian. Shea captured 43% of the vote. The remainder was split evenly: Boland – 28.5% and Aselbekian – 28.3%.
In the race to replace Town Clerk Paul Berry after 46 years of service, Jim Hegarty captured 72% of the vote against Doriann Jasinski.
In what shouldn’t have been a contest, Dan O’Rourke garnered 61% of the votes for Board of Health. Rose Mauro drew 38% of the votes.
Mauro publicly withdrew from the race (announced at Candidate’s Night and through notices on this blog and the Metrowest Daily News) and never posted signs.