Election Day in Milford largely went in Democrats' favor.
According to official results provided by the Registrar's Office, Democrats took 25 of the 39 elected positions open. And Democrats took the top of the ticket with Ben Blake securing 56.3 percent of the vote, compared to Republican Bob Joy's 41.9 percent. Blake, Milford's Mayor-Elect, .
Also in the race for mayor, Independent candidate Rocco Frank Jr. racked up 240 votes and Write-In candidate Ronald Palumbo Sr. got 4.
Overall voter turnout for the election was 41 percent. That's right in line with past municipal elections, the Registrar's Office reported. It was 43 percent in 2007 and 2009 -- municipal election years.
"One of the Best Ever"
The Registrar Office's staff and about 75-100 paid poll workers worked a long day yesterday to ensure elections went off without a hitch. For Registrar of Voters Antionette Crocco Carey, Deputy Democrat Registrar Kerri Rowland, Assistant Republican Registrar Dick Dowin, and Deputy Republican Registrar Debra Fellenbaum, their day started at about 4:30 a.m. and didn't end until 11:30 p.m. -- "and it was an early night," Crocco Carey said.
"It was one of the best ever," Rowland said. "We are very pleased."
The registrars said people are always amazed at how much work goes into planning, executing and documenting an election. Today, they were cleaning up the office and getting ready to do it all over again.
Mayor -- Ben Blake (D)
City Clerk -- Linda Stock (R)
Board of Aldermen
- First District -- Greta Stanford (D), Anthony S. Giannattasio (R), Brian Bier (R)
- Second District -- Janet Golden (D), Nick Veccharelli Jr. (D), Robert C. Dickman (R)*
- Third District -- Frank Smith (D), George Gasper (D), Paula L. Smith (R)
- Fourth District -- Susan Shaw (D), Philip Vetro (D), Daniel J. German (R)
- Fifth District -- Robert C. Nunno (D), Bryan Anderson (D), Raymond G. Vitalli (R)
Board of Education
- First District -- James Maroney (D), Mark T. Stapleton (R)
- Second District -- Susan Glennon (D), Tracy Casey (D)
- Third District -- Chris Saley (D), George Gensure (D)
- Fourth District -- Beverley Pierson (D), Earl Whiskeyman (D)
- Fifth District -- Dora Kubek (D), Suzanne L. Dibiase (R)
Planning and Zoning
- First District -- Daniel F. Rindos (R)
- Second District -- Jean Cervin (D)
- Third District -- Michael S. Casey (R)
- Fourth District -- Benjamin Gettinger (D)
- Fifth District -- John L. Grant (R, I)
- Joan Rousseau (D)
- Linda Hardiman (D)
- Dennis Slavin (D)
- Scott Barnett (D)
- Shirley A. Serrano (R)
- George A. Marshall (R)
- Robert H. Miller (R)
* Because the difference between Robert C. Dickman and Ward C. Willis was fewer than 20 votes -- six to be exact -- that triggers an automatic recount for that race. But the Registrar's Office says Willis may decide to call off that recount and concede.
To see how your district voted, check out the attached PDF.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect a correction in the winner in the fifth district for Planning and Zoning. Mr. Grant is the winner of that race.