Sharkey, Skomro and Polino Earn School Committee Seats Matarazzo, Ferri and Alexanian Gain Library Trustees Seats

Thursday, November 10, 2011
By Joe Domelowicz

Well-known businessman, volunteer and veterans’ activist Richard Honan was the top vote getter in all Winthrop races Tuesday night, as he grabbed 3,546 votes in an uncontested race for one of two seats on the Winthrop Housing Authority. Joining Honan on the WHA will be Frank Ferrara, who got 2,909 votes for the other seat on the board.

In the only other contested races besides Council President, MaryAlice Sharkey, Gary Skomro and Melissa Polino beat out incumbent Mark Rotondo for the three available seats on the School Committee and James Matarazzo, Marie Ferri and Alex Alexanian beat out Richard Bergman for three seats on the Board of Library Trustees.

In all, approximately 4,828 voters cast ballots in the elections.

Results by race

School Committee

The top vote getter in the School Committee race was retired teacher and former president of the Winthrop Teachers Association MaryAlice Sharkey, who received 2,884 votes overall. She was followed by Skomro, who collected 2,827 votes. Polino, who was appointed to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of former School Committee member Patricia Milano, garnered 2,380 votes town wide.

Rotondo, who had been appointed to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Gus Martucci, received 1,886 votes and finished fourth in the race for three seats.

Library Board of Trustees

The top vote getter in the Library Board race was Matarazzo, who received 3,008 votes town wide, followed by another incumbent and longtime elected official in town Alexanian, who received 2,237 votes.

Ferri followed closely behind with 2,120 votes and Bergman finished a distant fourth with just 1,569 votes. The top three finishers all earned seats on the board.

Town Council

Precinct 2 Councilor James Letterie and Precinct 6 Councilor Linda Calla were re-elected to their positions in uncontested races.

Craig Mael was elected to the position of Precinct 4 Councilor in an uncontested race. Mael succeeds outgoing Councilor Jeanne Maggio on the nine-member council.

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