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Voters elect Page, Irish to Council

By Joan F. Simoneau, Contributing Writer

Marlborough-large-web-icon1Marlborough – Voters in Wards 2 and 5 elected Robert Page and John Irish, respectively, to City Council seats in the Nov. 5 Biennial Municipal Election. Page defeated former Ward 2 City Councilor Paul Ferro by 111 votes.  Page held the post from 2001 to 2003 when Ferro defeated him and represented Ward 2 until 2012 when he was outvoted by Rich Jenkins who did not run this year as he has moved out of the ward.

John Irish of West Hill Road, a political newcomer, won the Ward 5 over another newcomer, Carlos Valadares of Witherbee Street.  Ward 5 has been represented by Robert Seymour who did not seek re-election.

Four candidates were seeking one of three available seats on the School Committee. Incumbent Mark Hediger was defeated, leaving the three openings to incumbent Michelle Bodin-Hettinger, Earl Geary and Denise Ryan, who topped the ticket with 2,042 votes. Ryan is a co-president of the Kane School PTO.

Unopposed were Ward Councilors Joe Delano, Matt Elder, Rob Tunnera, Edward Clancy and Don Landers, and four Councilors-at-Large Patricia Pope, Council President; Michael Ossing , Mark Oram and Katie Robey.

Mayor Arthur Vigeant, who defeated local attorney Matt Jones, by a 42-vote margin in the last municipal election, entered his second term with no opposition. Vigeant received 2,651 votes, 140 were write-ins and 483 were blank.

According to City Clerk Lisa Thomas, 3,274 (15.32 percent) of the city’s 21,364 voters participated in the election.

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