Rizzo Mulls Recount In Mayoral Election:Mayor-Elect Arrigo Starts Creation of Transition Team

November 12, 2015
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As Mayor Dan Rizzo decides whether to request a recount of the votes in the Nov. 3 mayoral election, Councilor-at-Large Brian Arrigo has issued a press release in which he “declares victory and pledges unity.”

Arrigo won the Nov. 3 mayoral election by a margin of 114 votes. According to Election Commissioner Diane Colella, a citywide candidate has until Friday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. to submit a request for a recount. The candidate must submit papers containing 10 signatures from each of the six awards in the city.

Rizzo’s campaign forwarded a statement to the Revere Journal, saying, “I want to thank everyone who gave me their vote, time, and energy this past Election Day. It is appreciated. We all have passion for the future of Revere. This election was very close and we are still considering our options. Your effort and passion instruct me to take a careful and thoughtful approach to whatever we decide to do. We are doing that, and I will keep you posted as we move forward. I will be forever grateful for your support.”

The statement also appeared on Mayor Dan Rizzo’s Facebook for the campaign.

In a press release issued by the Arrigo campaign, Arrigo stated, “I want to thank everybody who turned out  to vote yesterday, regardless of whom they voted for. I’m honored that Revere residents chose to support our vision for the city and gave us their vote. The people of Revere want to see an improvement to basic city services, and a leadership that listens to their concerns and needs. As Mayor, I’m looking forward to bringing the city together to work for a better, brighter future for all.”

The press release also states that

Mayor-Elect Brian Arrigo is pictured with his many supporters on Broadway the day after the two-term councillor-at-large won the mayoral election.

Mayor-Elect Brian Arrigo is pictured with his many supporters on Broadway the day after the two-term councillor-at-large won the mayoral election.

Arrigo, 35, is a two-term At-Large City Councillor, who was born and raised in Revere. He comes to the Mayor’s office with more than 10 years of professional experience making and keeping budgets: in the Massachusetts State Senate Ways and Means Committee; as part of Mayor Curtatone’s in Somerville; and most recently as the Operating Budget Manager at the MBTA.

Arrigo’s attention will now turn to creating a transition team. “I look forward to working with Mayor Rizzo and other city officials in moving the city forward,” said Arrigo.

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