Rotondo wins at-large seat; Stacey Rizzo elected to School Committee; Question 1 is defeated – Dan Rizzo tops Council ticket; Correggio out

November 5, 2009
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Voting was heavier than expected in Tuesday’s City Election, with the most interest coming for the School Committee – which logged nearly 10,000 more votes cast than the at-large Council race.

A beautiful sunny day and several contentious races brought out a voter turnout of 36 percent.

While the at-large race garnered the most attention, voters seemed to be paying attention to the School Committee.

In the at-large race, every incumbent save John Correggio returned. Former Ward 4 Councillor George Rotondo took the new spot, finishing fourth.

On the School Committee, all of the incumbents returned save Ann Raponi. Newcomer Stacey Rizzo will assume the seat, having finished a strong fourth.

None of the ward races ended up being very close, and all of the incumbents returned. In Ward 4, an open seat, Stephen Reardon will be a new face on the Council. He won by more than 10 percent of the vote in a three-way race.

Finally, the contraception ballot question was handily defeated by a margin of 8 percent (709 votes). The policy will stay as is.

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