By Josh Resnek
Candidates on the ballot for next Tuesday’s primary rushed to intensify and to complete their campaigns before voters go to the polls for the ultimate verdict.
A candidate’s forum sponsored by five local organizations hosted a City Council candidate forum at the Connolly Center on the last day of August which was well attended by a number of candidates.
Seven of 13 councilor at large candidates participated.
Six candidates in the ward races also attended the event which was put together by La Communidad, Everett Community Growers, Everett Haitian Community Center, NAACP Mystic Valley Chapter, and the Brazilian Women’s Group.
Who shall win and who shall lose, who shall be victorious and who will be placed aside remains the ultimate mystery as the election process winds its way to a conclusion.
Primary races for at-large positions finds 13 candidates vying for a place.
This includes 4 incumbents, Mike Marchese, John Hanlon, Stephanie Smith and Irene Cardillo.
Trying to gain a seat or two are a large number of candidates which includes: Angelmarie DiNunzio, Kisan Upadhaya, Guerline Alcy, Joseph Pierotti, Jr., Katy Rogers, David Senatillaka, Maria Bussell, and Shaskia Bosquet.
Councilor at Large Richard Dell Isola is not running for re-election. A great deal of this battle is for his empty seat.
The Ward 4 Council race features incumbent Jimmy Tri Le being opposed by Holly Garcia.
The Ward 6 School Committee race has Joseph D’Onofrio, Daniel Skerritt, Thomas Abruzzese and Patiann Scalesse locked in what is perceived a close to call race.
The Ward 4 School Committee primary race numbers 3 candidates – James Mastrocola, Thomas Messina, Jr. and Robin Babcock.
Early voting has been underway since September 9 and will continue through September 14.
All early voting is held at City Hall, 484 Broadway in the Keverian Room, 3rd floor.