continued In the First Ward, Colleen Gunnip, also a Republican incumbent, beat out her opponent, Democrat Linda Young, with 962 votes over 601. In the Second Ward, incumbent V. James Magnarelli, a Democrat, received 763 votes, beating former Second Ward Councilor Tom Saya in a repeat of the 2009 election. Saya, a Republican, received 648 votes.
In the Third Ward, former Third Ward Councilor Mike Giarrusso, a Democrat, threw his hat back into the ring against Republican Jerry Ciciarelli. The two were competing over the seat formerly held by Chris Benz. Ciciarelli took the seat with 521 votes to Giarrusso’s 489.
Finally, in the Fourth Ward, Democratic challenger Carrie Woods-Roseamelia fell to Republican incumbent Mike DelVecchio, who received 864 votes to Roseamelia’s 467.
In the county legislature, meanwhile, unopposed Fifth District Legislator Kathy Rapp, a Republican, received 2,951 votes to keep her seat. In a tight race in the Fourth District, incumbent Republican Judy Tassone beat out Democrat David Stott in a rematch of 2009’s race by a vote of 2,151 to 2,120.
For more information, including reactions from the candidates, see the Nov. 16 edition of the Star-Review.