By TAYLOR HARTZ
Though the Republicans have earned a super majority on the Town Council – earning six of nine seats – Democrat Chris Palmieri seemed to be the town favorite, earning the most votes of any council candidate – 5,0664
Town Chairman Michael Riccio, (R), came in a close second, earning 4, 950 votes, followed by 4, 847 votes for Victoria Triano (R), and 4, 552 for Cheryl Lounsbury (R).
Ed Pocock III earned back a seat on the council, bringing in 4, 355 votes.
Democrats Dawn Miceli and John Barry came in behind fellow Democrat Palmieri, with Miceli earning 4, 535 votes, and Barry, 4,051.
Republicans Lombardi and Champagne earned the GOP the final two seats on the council, with 4, 167 votes for Lombardi and 3, 754 for Champagne – giving the party a super majority.
Joining the Board of Education are Democrat Bob Brown, with 4, 051 votes, and Republican Juanita Champagne with 3, 638.
Incumbent Democrat Zaya G. Oshana Jr. earned the most Democratic votes on the board, 4, 570, followed by 4, 250 for Dave Derynoski.
Chairman Brian Goralski (R), earned the most votes across the board, 5, 176, with Terri Carmody (R) trailing just behind with 5, 006 votes.
Republicans Terry Lombardi, (R), 4, 395 votes, Patricia Queen, (R), 4, 374 votes, and Colleen Clark, (R), 4,306, will also return to the board, awarding the Republicans a super majority of 3 to 6.
On the Board of Finance, the Republicans earned a simple majority from top candidate Edward Pocock Jr., 4, 860 votes, John Leary III, 4, 705 votes, Joseph Labienic, 4, 368 votes, and James Coleman, 4, 212.
Two Democrats came in behind the GOP with Kevin Beaudoin earing a seat with 3, 870 votes, and John Moise with 3, 723.
The Planning and Zoning Commission welcomed back Jennifer Clock
for a second term, earning the most votes, 4, 675.
Newcomer Democrat James Sinclair 3, 850 and newcomer Republican James Morrelli, 4, 994 votes, will join the commission.
The Water Board welcomed Erika Pocock to the board with 6, 266 votes. Pockock will join Robert Berkmoes, (D), 5, 973 and Michael Domian, (R), 6, 359 votes, who will both return for another term on the board.
The referendum for $2 million for Open Space in the town passed with 5, 599 voting yes, and 2, 727 voting no.
The second referendum also passed, with 5, 163 voting yes for $9.4 million towards a new senior center on the Calendar House site, winning over 3, 202 voting no.
All official election results are available at SouthingtonObserver.com
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Photos by JOHN GORALSKI
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