Councilor at Large Wayne Matewsky’s campaign kick-off party in his back yard on Lewis Street attracted a huge crowd of friends and supporters Saturday night.
More than 200 people attended the invitation only affair, the kind of time Matewsky has made famous over his many decades in politics in this city.
Voters, neighbors, politicians and friends joined Matewsky at the annual barbecue and buffet.
“I want to thank you all for coming,” Matewsky told the crowd. “Do not forget to get out and vote on Tuesday,” he added. “Tell your friends to get out and vote – and thank you all for your longtime support,” he said.
Ballot positions have been chosen and ballots set for printing for the at-large primary contest which will take place in September.
Coming out number 1 on the ballot – which doesn’t necessarily translate into coming out number 1 in the primary – is Councilor at Large and Council President Richard Dellisola, Jr.
The number 1 position on a ballot is believed to aid in bolstering ones vote, sometimes by as much as 5%, as many voters are inclined to give a vote to the number 1 placeholder just as a matter of habit.
Dellisola can use the boost.
He made it on to the at large position last time out by less than ten votes.
Now he has candidate Gerly Adrien breathing down his back, campaigning hard, and set in the number 2 position on the ballot.