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Vigeant wins mayoral race in Marlborough

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter

Arthur Vigeant. will be the next mayor of Marlborough. Photo/Submitted

Marlborough – The new mayor of Marlborough will be Arthur Vigeant, who defeated Matthew Jones by a slim 42 votes in the November 1 municipal election. Vigeant received 2,996 votes and Jones received 2,954. Vigeant will succeed Mayor Nancy Stevens who chose not to re-seek the seat she has held for the past six years.

City Clerk Lisa Thomas said only 29.40 percent of the city's 20,417 registered voters went to the polls. The low voter turnout was largely attributed to the aftermath of the Oct. 29 nor'saster. Many residents as of Monday evening were still without power.

The two incumbents vying for the four Councilor-at-large seats, Michael Ossing and Patricia Pope, were re-elected with Ossing topping the ticket with 3,164 votes and Pope with 2,751 votes. Kathleen Robey, a School Committee member since 1996, won the third spot, with 2,634 votes and Mark Oram, who served as Ward Six councilor from 1990 to 2002, claimed the fourth seat with 2,398 votes.

In Ward 2, the incumbent, Paul Ferro, lost his bid for re-election to Richard Jenkins, 458-423. Ward 3 councilor Matthew Elder maintained his seat, defeating George Stein, 497-379. Donald Landers will remain Ward 7 councilor, defeating Todd Beauchemin, 512-305.

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