Dover has new mayor and sees slight change on City Council
DOVER – There will be a few new faces around City Hall as three incumbents were upset in their bid for reelection Tuesday.
At-large City Councilor Karen Weston will serve as the next mayor after defeating School Board Chair Rocky D'Andrea 2,346 to 1,930.
In Ward 1, John O'Connor defeated incumbent Ed Spuler, 389 to 222, Deborah Thibodeaux upset incumbent Mike Crago, 545 to 480 in Ward 3 and Jason Gagnon defeated incumbent Michael Weeden, 414 to 339 in Ward 6.
Incumbent Dorothea Hooper will serve another term after defeating Thomas Seiler, 478 to 234 in Ward 4.
Councilors Bill Garrison and Catherine Cheney received 439 and 388 to win in unopposed races in Wards 2 and 5, respectively.
Robert Carrier will serve another term after receiving 2,701 votes to win one of the two at-large seats on the council. He will be joined by Anthony McManus, who received 2,381. Fergus Cullen received 1,628.
On the school board, four incumbents were reelected: Amanda Russell received 2,288 votes, Sarah Greenshields had 2,250, Betsey Andrews-Parker received 2,238 and Doris Grady had 2,206. They will be joined by Kathleen Morrison, who received 2,004 votes, Michelle Diane Muffet-Lipinski with 1,956 and Carolyn Mebert with 1,704.
The remaining candidates received the following: Carole Soule McCammon: 1,695, David Martin: 1,438, Donald Andolina: 1,412, Rob McCrory: 1,343, Matthew Mayberry: 1,261, Michael Castaldo: 1,201 and Daryl Marma: 298.
A total of 4,360 votes – or 21 percent of the 20,514 registered voters – were cast Tuesday, according to the City Clerk?s Office.