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Official results from Wayland

Posted by Ralph Ranalli April 9, 2008 11:42 AM

Selectman Joseph F. Nolan coasted to re-election yesterday.
(Photo by John Guilfoil for the Boston Globe)


According to official results, 51 percent of Wayland voters cast ballots in yesterday's town election for a total of 4,446 votes.

The first question, a $1.86 million Proposition 2 1/2 override earmarked mostly for town schools, passed by a wide margin, 2,405 to 1,944.

Voters also passed a $1.93 million debt exclusion override that will pay for town building repairs a truck for waste transporting, and school technology equipment. The tally on that question was 2,705 to 1570.

With four candidates racing for two Board of Selectmen seats, incumbent Selectman Joseph F. Nolan received 2,262 votes and easily won his re-election bid. Challenger Steven J. Correia's 1,881 votes earned him a second place finish, meaning that he ousted incumbent selectman Alan J. Reiss, who placed third with 1,667. Mark A. Santangelo, another challenger, placed fourth with 1,602 votes.

For School Committee, incumbent chairwoman Barbara J. Fletcher's 2,241 votes propelled her to victory. The other incumbent, Dr. Louis M. Jurist, placed second with 1,967 votes, which was good enough to win the other open seat. In a losing effort, write-in candidate Jeffrey S. Baron managed to secure 1,365 votes, more than the 908 garnered by challenger Steven M. Glovsky, whose name appeared on the ballot.

-- John Guilfoil

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