Worcester Municipal Elections: Petty Wins Second Term As Mayor
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
“In regards to Mayor Joe Petty, he deserves it.” Said political expert David LeBoeuf. “He put on a real campaign in a time when he was clearly safe and truly earned those votes.”
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There weren’t very many surprises in the Councilor-At-Large election, as four of the six current Councilors will be returning to their seats. Michael Gaffney and Morris A. Bergman represent the only newcomers, as three-term incumbent Michael Germain was ousted. Current Councilor-At-Large and one-time Mayor, Joseph C. O’Brien, did not seek re-election.
In District 1, Tony Economou retained his seat, receiving 57 percent of the vote and defeating challenger Christopher Rich. Philip P. Palmieri edged out Jennithan Cortes in District 2, with 55 percent of the vote. After a short layoff, Gary Rosen will return to the city council after defeating the incumbent, William Eddy, in District 5.
There were two uncontested races; in District 3 and District 4, allowing George J. Russell and Sarai Rivera to return to their respective seats.
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The results are in. Joseph Petty retained his seat as Councilor-At-Large, and will remain Mayor of New England's second largest city. Let's take a look at the rest of the Worcester City Council following the completion of the Municipal Election.
Mayor & Councilor-At-Large
Joseph M. Petty
Votes Received: 8,133 (13.80%)
Councilor Toomey was elected to her fifth term, earning the second most At-Large votes. She has served as Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Works, which considers all matters pertaining to streets, water, sewers, sanitation, recycling, snow removal and the construction of public buildings.
Rick C. Rushton
Votes Received: 5,720 (9.71%)
Councilor Rushton will return for a fourth term in the city council. He ha served as Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Economic Development, he which considers all matters pertaining to economic development, neighborhood development, housing development, marketing, workforce development, zoning, planning and regulatory services functions of the City and energy.
District 1 Councilor
Tony J. Economou
Votes Received: 2,464 (59.64%)
District 2 Councilor
Philip P. Palmeiri
Votes Received: 1,119 (55.84%)
Councilor Palmeiri will return to his District 2 seat for a seventh term. He has served as Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Service & Transportation,which considers all matters pertaining to cable television and telecommunications, public transportation, street lighting, taxis and liveries.
District 3 Councilor
George J. Russell
Votes Received: 1,454 (100.00%)
Councilor Russell ran uncontested, allowing him to retain his District 3 seat for a second term. He has served as Chairperson of the Standing Committe on Rules & Legislative Affairs, which initiates and reviews proposals for amendments to the rules of the City Council and any other matters affecting or determining the conduct of the City Council meetings.
District 4 Councilor
Votes Received: 1,100 (100.00%)
Councilor Rivera ran uncontested, and will be serving her second term as District 4 Councilor. She has served as Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Youth, Parks & Recreation, which considers all matters involving youth, parks, playgrounds, recreation activities and Hope Cemetery.
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