Bertschmann, Graziano Elected to School Committee; 4 Questions Approved
Check out the results from yesterday's town election. Included vote tallies for all of the ballot questions and open positions.
At the 2012 Hopkinton Town Election yesterday 1,829 voters turned out to support their candidates of choice. In a town with 9,800 registered voters this means less than 20 percent of the voters showed up. The turnout bested last year's election turnout by roughly 100 voters .
Only two of this year's election races were contested (the School Committee and one of the Library Trustee positions) but in all 18 candidates were elected yesterday.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE For three years Vote for TWO
ELECTED Jean b. Bertschmann 1188 votes
Francis J. D’Urso 591 votes
Frank E. Sivo 745 votes
ELECTED Jonathan E. Graziano 836 votes
BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES For unexpired term – 2014
Richard O. Duggan 38 Priscilla Road
June A. Harris 185 Saddle Hill Road
ELECTED Michelle A. Gates 1384 votes
ELECTED Todd A. Cestari 1279 votes
BOARD OF ASSESSORS
ELECTED John H. Duffy 1437 votes
BOARD OF HEALTH
ELECTED Paul R. Winshman 1315 votes
BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES
ELECTED John G. Belger 1316 votes
BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES For unexpired term 2013
ELECTED Stanley D. Pulnik 1300 votes
ELECTED Thomas F. Pratt 1353 votes
COMMISSIONER OF TRUST FUND
ELECTED Thomas J. Garabedian 1338 votes
ELECTED Renee A. Gilson 1268 votes
HOUSING AUTHORITY For unexpired term - 2014
ELECTED Warren E. Johnson 1235 votes
COMMISSIONER OF PARKS AND RECREATION
ELECTED Robert T. Dobinski 1257 votes
ELECTED Daniel F. Terry 1186 votes
COMMISSIONER OF PARKS AND RECREATION For unexpired term - 2013
ELECTED Brian T. O’Keefe 1268 votes
ELECTED Kenneth R. Weismantel 1266 votes
ELECTED Matthew P. Wade 1206 votes
The voters also voted on ten ballot questions that would cause short-term increases to the yearly property taxes. A full description of each question can be found in the announcement posted early this week .
Question 1: Fire Department Tender Truck.
Approved 1090 to 675
Question 2: Design of a Department of Public Works headquarters facility.
Denied 747 to 989
Question 3: Design, repair, maintenance, renovation and improvement of the track at Hopkinton High School.
Approved 986 to 797
Question 4: Design and construction of drainage improvements on Lakeshore Drive.
Denied 757 to 981
Question 5: Library Building envelope repairs and replacement of the knob and tube electrical system.
Approved 1,041 to 726
Question 6: Designing, repairing, maintaining, renovating and improving the main entrance of the High School loop road.
Denied 757 to 1,002
Question 7: Final design and construction of a traffic signal and intersection improvements at the intersection of School Street and West Main Street.
Approved 1,020 to 761
Question 8: A new 12-foot wide tractor-mower for maintaining the schools’ athletic fields.
Denied 761 to 997
Question 9: Paving of Lumber Street.
Denied 692 to 1,059
Question 10: Design of underground facilities to replace poles, overhead wires and associated overhead structures in connection with the provision of public utilities upon, along or across Main Street.
Denied 594 to 1,168