Voters supported the nonbinding ballot question on Mass. Ave. by a close vote as Kevin Greeley won reelection to a record eighth term in the 2103 town election held Saturday, April 6.
With 21 precincts reporting, the question asking whether four lanes should be retained won, 4,334 to 4,097.
School Committee incumbents Kirsi Allison-Ampe and Judson Pierce won reelection to three-year seats, though newcomer Michael Buckley made a strong showing.
The nonbinding ballot question asking whether voters favored the overnight parking ban was beaten back by a strong margin, 5,254 to 3,000.
The turnout for the election was 28.66 percent; that is, of 30,069 registered voters, 8,619 ballots were cast.
For a chart showing turnouts in town elections since 2000, click here >> (scroll to the end).
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Greeley's win, for his ninth term, set a town record, besting Charles Lyons. Greeley defeated Maria Romano, who lost fro the fourth time in four years.
Romano told The Boston Globe represents the Concerned Citizens Committee, said after the final precincts reported Saturday: "Keep four lanes in Mass Ave. and let the bikes share the road. They have no idea what’s going to happen when they eliminate one lane. I will continue to fight as a Town Meeting member."
Unopposed candidates who won were Paul Schlichtman, for a one-year School Committee seat; John Leone, for town moderator; James Doherty, for the Board of Assessors; as well as Richard Murray and Bridgett James, for Housing Authority seats.
See the League of Women Voters' guide here >>
For election information on the town's website, go to arlingtonma.gov/election.
Candidates’ video profiles recorded at ACMi and airing unedited on the Government Channel through Friday, April 5, on Sundays 9 p.m., Mondays 5 p.m., Wednesdays noon and 5 p.m., Thursdays 11 a.m. and Fridays 5 p.m.
Candidates' Night to be shown on ACMi's Public Channel (RCN 3, Comcast 8, Verizon 31). Replays are on the Government Channel (RCN 15, Comcast 22, Verizon 26) from Friday, March 22, to Saturday, April 6, on Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Thursdays at 8 a.m., Fridays at 9 p.m. and Saturdays at 6 p.m.
The following order was determined by drawing at the town clerk's office at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7 (* indicates seeking reelection):
* John Leone, 52 Irving St.
* Kevin F. Greeley, 363 Mystic St.
Maria A. Romano, 25 Bates Road
* James F. Doherty, 16 Spy Pond Parkway
* Kirsi C. Allison-Ampe, 2 Governor Road
Michael G. Buckley, 23 Nicod St.
* Judson L. Pierce, 42 Draper Ave.
(1 year, to fill a vacancy)
Paul Schlichtman, 47 Mystic St.
* Richard B. Murray, 990 Mass. Ave.
(2 years, to fill a vacancy)
Bridgett James, 45 Maynard St. (photo requested)
The positions on the ballot for Town Meeting members are included in the .PDF document posted to the town's website.
March 29, 2013:Romano vows to listen
March 26, 2013: For write-in winners, look back 40 years
March 25, 2013:Doherty unopposed for assessor
March 24, 2013:Candidates' night summary
Feb. 18, 2013: Expressing passion for schools, Pierce seeks reelection
Jan. 24, 2013: Buckley takes out papers for School Committee
Dec. 11, 2012-Jan 3, 2013: Greeley, Schlichtman, Pierce, Allison-Ampe take out papers
This page was created in November 2012 and updated April 7, 8 and 9 2013.