By JOSH RESNEK
For nine years, Guerline Alcy worked at city hall.
In nine years of faithful service, with a flawless work record, she was never promoted despite repeatedly applying for better positions.
Many working with her were promoted.
She was passed over every time.
For many years during her service on the first floor in the office which houses the 311 center she was the only Black woman employed inside city hall.
Continue reading Alcy running at full throttle for Councilor at-Large seat
By LEADER STAFF
At Large School Committee results revealed Cynthia Sarnie to be a powerhouse.
She scored 2,562 votes and buried just about everyone.
In second place was incumbent Samantha Lambert with 1,745.
Following her was Joe LaMonica with 1,735.
Margaret Cornelio, in her first run for the position, scored a respectable vote of 1,481.
Continue reading Incumbents post strong results in School Committee race
SEPTEMBER 21: Primary day “I Voted” sticker wait for voters to collect them. September 21, 2021 in Everett, Massachusetts. (Photo By Jim Mahoney)
By LEADER STAFF
John Hanlon, Mike Marchese, Stephanie Smith and Irene Cardillo scored huge votes in primary balloting Tuesday.
Halon topped the ticket with 2,255 votes, an accomplishment for the longtime serving councilor, former mayor and former city clerk.
Marchese also showed unusual strength coming in with 2,174 votes.
Smith, in a stunning victory that signals her return to city government, tallied 2,164 votes following a strong run.
She is the youngest of the contenders.
Irene Cardillo’s vote was also substantial in the over 2,000 range.
Continue reading Hanlon tops at-large ticket, Marchese, Smith, Cardillo, Dell Isola have big day
If everyone registered to vote here came out on Primary Day, 23,000 votes would be cast.
City Clerk Sergio Cornelio has estimated the September Primary Day vote to be 5,200 at largest.
If it rains, that vote will shrink just a bit.
Without a governor’s or presidential race, Primary Day voting numbers are destined to be terrible. There is no big upside to this vote for any of the candidates running for mayor. This includes the mayor, especially. The trick for everyone running for mayor this time around is to get out their vote. This is to say, everyone running has a base. That base must be unified and that base must be reached and everyone must come out on Primary Day.
How will Primary Day end up on September 21?
With three candidates there are essentially three separate but equal races.
To a greater degree than any of us like to believe, the voting list this year is different from two years ago.
Continue reading A telling look at the voter list
JULY 7: The mayoral campaign races along at a fever pitch as the candidates scour the city for every vote they can muster. Low voter turnout predictions in an off year election make every vote count. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)
By JOSH RESNEK
The mayor, Gerly Adrien and Fred Capone have been crunching voter numbers for several months.
The numbers don’t lie – that is – the number of voters expected to come out on Primary Day is about 5,000 “give or take several hundred,” according to City Clerk Sergio Cornelio.
Cornelio told the Leader Herald the history of mayoral primaries back to the beginning of the decade reveals low voter turnout for primaries and larger voter turnouts for November elections.
When there is no presidential election or gubernatorial race to drive voters to the polls, “election numbers are naturally lower,” Cornelio said.
‘This year represents a different kind of election coming up. Making predictions about it is all about uncertainty,” he added.
Predictably, the mayor believes he is way ahead. He believes he cannot be beaten.
Continue reading Aggressive challengers vie for votes, seek to unseat mayor