School Committee at-Large field still unsettled

By LEADER STAFF

Cynthia Sarnie rocked and rolled to an extraordinary ticket topping of 2,562 votes in School Committee At Large balloting last week.

Sarnie’s total dwarfed those of the top finishers in the contest.

Three At Large seats are up for grabs.

Sarnie certainly appears poised to retain her seat.

“I am extremely pleased,” Sarnie told the Leader Herald on primary night at city hall.

Samantha Lambert scored a solid finish in second place with 1,745 votes.

Lambert has shown herself to be popular with parents of EPS children as well as teachers.

Ward 2 School Committeeman Joseph LaMonica, hoping to replace At Large School Committeewoman Millie Cardello – who is running for the Ward 1 seat – came in third in the balloting with 1735 votes.

The fourth-place finisher, Margaret Cornelio came in with 1,481 votes despite a strong anti-Cornelio campaign by the mayor and his cohorts.

Despite the mayor’s opposition to her candidacy, she is continuing to campaign.

“I am working hard. I am working honestly. I am asking voters and those who know me to judge me on my own merits,” she told the Leader Herald.

Robert Santacroce finished with 935 votes.

Jenny Montresor polled 899 in her first run for public office.

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