April 7 2018

Burlington's 2018 Town Election Results

By: Rich Hosford

The results of Burlington’s 2018 Town Election are in.


There were four contested races this year. One was for two seats for the Board of Selectmen, another was for two seats on the Library Trustees and two were in Town Meeting Precincts 1 and 4.


In the Board of Selectmen race incumbents Mike Runyan and Joe Morandi were able to hold on with 1,163 and 1,134 votes respectively. Challenger Nick Priest, who was running for the first time, garnered 1,068 votes. Virginia Mooney, a former member of the board and a perennial candidate, received 381 votes.


In the Library Trustees race all candidates were newcomers. When the votes were tallied Kevin Sheehan had 1,305 votes and Ram Voruganti had 942, securing the two seats. Coming in third was Hiral Gandhi with 856 votes.


In the Town Meeting Precinct 1 race the winners were incumbents Donna Gregorio (249), Michael Hardy (237), Mark Saia (239), Adam Senesi (215) and David Woodilla (203). Also elected was newcomer William Boivin with 233 votes.


In the Town Meeting Precinct 4 race the winners were incumbents Joan Hastings (183), Frank Monaco (179), Virginia Mooney (143), Laura Nichols (175) and Eileen Sickler (157). Also elected was Sally Willard, a former Town Meeting member and former Town Meeting Moderator.


There was also a write-in campaign by two candidates not in the ballot for an open Housing Authority seat. In that race Angela Wells won with 533 votes to Rahul Aggarwal's 171.


Click here to see the full list of preliminary results.


In total 2,177, or 13.78 percent, of eligible Burlington voters cast ballots.



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