Official numbers roll in for Danbury area elections
Two days after the municipal election that saw many incumbents returning to top offices, official results were available in several Danbury area towns.
Registrars are still verifying numbers in Washington and Newtown, where a recount was held Wednesday due to a narrow race for Legislative Council District 3.
Danbury plans to hold a citywide recount at 10 a.m. Wednesday because of the close margin between Democrat Robert J. Taborsak and Republican Bruce E. Bennett. Current numbers show Taborsak earning a seat on City Council, with Bennett missing out on the seat by 14 votes.
Washington is scheduling a recount for the first selectman race, while Ridgefield also plans to recount votes to determine who sits in the last open Board of Finance seat.
Results are as follows. Winners and losers are listed for the first selectman and mayoral races. Only winners are listed for Board of Selectmen and City Council races.
First Selectman: Matt Knickerbocker - 2,797; Pat Rist - 1,947; Bill Ochs - 320
Board of Selectmen: Richard Straiton - 2,652; Paul Szatkowski - 2,301
First Selectman: Steve Dunn - 2,500; Mel Butow - 1,954
Selectmen: Sue Slater - 2,440; Harry Shaker - 1,986
First Selectman: Don Lowe - 560 (uncontested)
Selectmen: Robert Ostrosky - 364; Kevin Keenan - 330
Mayor: Mark Boughton - 8,965; Chris Setaro - 7,583
City Council At Large: Michael J. Esposito - 8,142; Emile G. Buzaid Jr. - 7,769; Colleen A. Stanley - 7,490 Warren M. Levy - 7,473; Roberto Alves - 7,356; Frank Salvatore Jr. - 7,307; Robert J. Taborsak - 7,261 (Recount planned between of close margin between Taborsak and Bruce E. Bennett, who earned 7,247)
City Council Ward 1: Irving Matthew Fox - 1,401; John D. Priola - 1,357
City Council Ward 2: Elmer Palma - 1,260; Vinny DiGilio - 1,170
City Council Ward 3: Christopher J. Arconti - 1,728; Joe Cavo - 1,609
City Council Ward 4: John Esposito III - 1,076; Farley Santos - 1,022
City Council Ward 5: Duane E. Perkins - 1,009; Fred Visconti - 982
City Council Ward 6: Benjamin Chianese - 1,190; Paul Taylor Rotello - 1,143
City Council Ward 7: Richard W. Molinaro - 1,084; Nancy M. Cammisa - 1,012
First selectman: Jean C Speck - 661; Edward Matson - 431
Board of Selectmen: Christopher J. Garrity - 655; Jeffrey R Parkin - 413
First Selectman: Pat Del Monaco - 2,763; John Hodge - 1,582
Board of Selectmen: Khris Hall - 2,679; Kim Hanson - 1,636
Mayor: Pete Bass - 4,880; Tom O'Brien - 2,395
City Council: Katy Francis - 4,437; Michael Nahom - 4,322; Thomas V. Esposito - 4,303; Chris Cosgrove - 4,249; Michael Gold - 4,045; Douglas Skelly - 4,030; Walter Bayer - 3,428; David Lawson - 3,271; Mary Jane Lundgren - 3,181
First Selectman: Julia Pemberton - 1,762 (uncontested)
Board of Selectmen: Margaret (Peg) O'Donnell - 1,141; Michael P. Thompson - 836
First Selectman: Rudy Marconi - 5,099; Dick Moccia - 2,592
Board of Selectmen: Barbara Manners - 4,800; Sean Connelly - 4,490; Maureen Kozlark - 4,482; Robert Hebert - 4,039
First Selectman: Jeff Manville - 3,589; Richard Boritz - 2,412
Board of Selectmen: Emily P. Harrison - 3,274; Jason A. Buchsbaum - 3,263; George Bertram - 3,248; Justin Bette - 2,612; Mike Rosen - 2,398
First Selectman: Daniel Rosenthal - 4,279 (uncontested)
Board of Selectmen: Maureen Crick Owen - 3,092; Jeffrey Capeci - 2,590
First Selectman: Joe Brinton - 732; Michelle T. Gorra - 715
Board of Selectmen: Jay Hubelbank - 727; *Sarah Gager - 688 (The losing first selectman candidate could join the board as a regular selectman in place of Gager because they received more votes than her.)
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