Council race becomes clearer


After the smoke cleared following last week’s political conflagration, some political minds have changed. Some have remained the same.

When May 17 arrives and papers are taken out and signatures start to be gathered, the truth of the matter will be fully ascertained.

For the record – Councilor Jimmy Tri Le is staying put in Ward 4; he will not be running for councilor at large. He is quite comfortable serving the people of his ward, he told the Leader Herald.

School Committeewoman Millie Cardello added her song to that set of changing tunes informing the Leader Herald that rumors of her running for councilor at large, are just that, rumors.

“I will be remaining in my School Committee seat,” she said. “And please spell my last name correctly,” she added.

The leader Herald spelled her last name with an I after the d instead of an e. Our apologies.

Ward 1 School Committee-man Alan Panarese is giving up his School Committee seat to run for an at-large council position.

Councilor at Large Wayne Matewsky, recovering at home after open-heart surgery maintained his desire to give up his councilor at large seat to run out of his home ward, Ward 1.

At least we got that right.

Anthony DiPierro, the popular acting council president, confirmed his campaign to retain his seat in Ward 3 with an announcement appearing in this week’s Leader Herald.

Upon further discussion, the Leader Herald was told by Councilor at Large Richard Dell Isolla that not only is he not giving up his seat but that he is not moving out of the city as reported last week.

Dell Isolla told the Leader Herald he is happy where he’s at in his life in Everett.

Longtime Councilor at Large Mike Marchese reiterat- ed to us that he will be running again.

Who then is supporting for mayor is another matter.

Councilor Mike Mclaughlin didn’t change his tune either.

He is running for re-election in Ward 6.

As reported last week, he may face Al Lattanzi again in that ward. Lattanzi told us he is making up his mind.

Stephanie Martins is believed to be running for re-election in Ward 2.

Rosa DiFlorio will be running for re-election in Ward 6.

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