Five incumbent aldermen ousted in Nashua voting
With six candidates seeking three at-large positions on the board, David Deane (4,364 votes), Diane Sheehan (3,314 votes) and Daniel Moriarty (3,857) secured the coveted positions. Incumbents Barbara Pressly (2,904) and Mark Cookson (3,047) were ousted from their seats. Paula Johnson, a former alderman, received the smallest vote total with 1,873.
"I am going from ward to ward today," Sheehan said. "People have been very warm and inviting, which has been the best part of the campaigning. It is nice to be well-received everywhere and not just in Ward 3."
"I did a lot of mailing and knocked on a lot of doors," McGuinness said on Tuesday prior to the results being announced. "I am very optimistic."
Ward 3 was a tight race with David Schoneman (501) beating out Paul Shea (495).
For Ward 4, state Rep. Pamela Brown (189) beat out incumbent Arthur Craffey (173).
For Ward 6, incumbent Paul Chasse (323) will keep his seat after defeating Kathy Synder (291).
Alderman June Caron ran unopposed in Ward 7. She received 492 votes.
In Ward 9, Ken Siegel (532) will be the new alderman after beating Jeffrey Cox (405).
There was a special election for a state representative seat in Ward 8. Latha Mangipudi beat out Pete Silva with 862 votes compared to his 598 votes.
For the Board of Public Works, Tracy Pappas and Paul G. Bergeron secured seats with 2,824 votes and 3,209 votes, respectively.