Saturday, April 28, 2012
Michael Champoux re-elected to Board of Selectmen, Manny Mulas and Mary Jane Byrnes selected to School Committee.
UPDATE: Town Clerk Sharon George provided the official count of Saturday's election. Michael Champoux took the Board of Selectmen vote by a count of 1,476-370. The unofficial numbers in the School Committee race proved to be the same in the official count. ORIGINAL STORY: Incumbent Michael Champoux soundly defeated challenger Kevin MacDonald, while Mary Jane Byrnes and Manny Mulas earned seats on the School Committee during Saturday's Annual Town Election. Champoux snagged his second consecutive term as he defeated MacDonald by an unofficial count of 1,476-290. Mulas topped the ticket with 1,028 votes for School Committee, just ahead of Byrnes' total of 961 votes. The duo will take over on the board while incumbent Mario Marchese was …
Residents running in contested races were around town making last minute campaign pushes on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
The minutes are ticking down on Election Day, and though voter turnout is lower than last year's, candidates made the rounds at the precincts around town. As of 6 p.m., Town Clerk Sharon George reported that 1,712 residents have visited the polls, a total of 12 percent. In 2011, 20 percent of residents totalling 3,029 votes came to the polls. There are 15,516 registered voters in town. Polls close at 8 p.m. on the two contested races. Michael Champoux and Kevin MacDonald are fighting for one spot on the Board of Selectmen. Mario Marchese, Mary Jane Byrnes and Manny Mulas are up for two seats on the School Committee.
Two contested races are on this year's ballot.
Local boards will take shape on Saturday as residents come out to the polls to appoint the newest Wilmington elected officials. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, with results announced just after 8 p.m. by Town Clerk Sharon George. Precincts one and two will vote at Boutwell School, precincts three and four will vote at Wildwood School and precincts five and six will travel to cast their vote at Town Hall. If you need any help finding out where to vote, log on to this site through the town's website. Incumbent Michael Champoux squares off against hopeful Kevin MacDonald for one seat on the Board of Selectmen in the first of two contested races. In the other, Mario Marchese seeks re-election to School Committee while …
Friday, April 27, 2012
School Committee and Board of Selectmen races take center stage this weekend.
The candidates have made their cases. On Saturday, Wilmington residents will make their choice. Saturday is Election Day in town, with a pair of contested races taking center stage. Incumbent Michael Champouxs squares off against challenger Kevin MacDonald, who was often combative during public meetings in recent months, for one seat on the Board of Selectmen. On the School Committee ballot, incumbent Mario Marchese takes on challengers Manny Mulas and Mary Jane Byrnes in a race for two spots. “My opponent’s reputation precedes itself,” said Champoux. “I will hope residents use judgment in making their decision on which candidate they support, and I hope they look at how I conduct myself in the community of Wilmington and compare and …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Dear Wilmington Residents, We have an opportunity on Saturday, April 28, to elect a new and worthy candidate, Manny Mulas, to the Wilmington School Committee. Over the past year, I have had the benefit of getting to know Manny better as a person and as an active Wilmington resident. During this time I have continued to learn more about Manny’s dedication to his family and his willingness to support key initiatives and important projects for the betterment of our children, our schools and our community. Additionally, I had the pleasure of working together with Manny and others as members of the WHS 4.0 Committee. It was a very positive and rewarding experience working with this entire group of Wilmington volunteers who were all …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Rick Santorum finishes as second republican candidate in town, where six percent of voters came to polls.
Only a small percentage of Wilmington residents came to the polls on Tuesday during the presidential primary. The ones who did, however, made their choice loud and clear. Mitt Romney was the clear cut republican winner in town, with an unofficial total of 1,658 votes. Rick Santorum was next with 232 while Ron Paul finished in third with 115 and Newt Gingrich earned 79 votes. For the democratic side, President Barack Obama received 349 votes and 101 Wilmington residents filled out "No Preference" on their ballot. According to Town Clerk Sharon George, only about six percent of residents came out to vote. It was a low turnout, but was similar to where George predicted the turnout may end up. "It is a low tournout, but that's probably what I …