Wakefield voters re-elected Paul DiNocco and elected Brian Falvey to the Board of Selectmen, and elected Kate Morgan and Janine Cook to the School Committee in the 2012 town elections held on Tuesday, April 24.
Brian Falvey and Paul DiNocco won their seats with 1953 and 1784 votes, respectively. Candidate Phyllis Hull received 1059 votes, Greg Liakos got 1016 votes, and Phillip Renzullo won 431 votes.
Falvey thanked everyone who supported him throughout his campaign.
"I want to thank all the wonderful people of Wakefield who saw what my campaign was all about and the value I hope to bring to the Board of Selectmen," he said. "I was really surprised and shocked about how many people I met along the way who were interested in seeing me succeed, and it's alll because of the work of my campaign staff."
Selectman DiNocco also thanked his entire committee and congratulated Falvey, Morgan, and Cook on their wins.
"Wakefield is truly a great place to live and I really have to thank everyone that came out and had the confidence in me to re-elect me for another three years," he said. "I tried to put the message across as I ran the campaign that I just tried to do what I felt was in the best interest of the community and the community agreed, because they voted to re-elect me."
Official Results:Name Votes Percent DiNocco 1784 28.51% Falvey 1953 31.21% Hull 1059 16.93% Liakos 1016 16.24% Renzullo 431 6.89%
School Committee Race
Kate Morgan and Janine Cook were elected to a three-year term on the School Committee with 2449 and 1633 votes, respectively. John Bengtson received 1411 votes.
Morgan and Cook were not immediately able to be reached for comment on Tuesday night.
However, Bengtson said that although he didn't win a seat, he wanted to thank everyone who voted for him, and give a special thanks to his wife, who helped him get his campaign running.
"I really appreciate it," he said. "I wish the candidates Kate and Janine good luck, because they have a hard task ahead of them for the next three years."
Bengtson said he could see himself considering another run for office in the future.
"We'll have to see what's going on then," he said. "But I won't rule it out right now."
Official Results:Name Votes Percent Morgan 2449 44.45% Cook 1633 29.64% Bengtson 1411 25.61%
Town Moderator, one-year term: William Carroll
Tax Collector, three year term: Kathleen M. Kelly
Library Trustees three-year terms: Cindy A. Schatz, Kevin Patrick Scanlon
Planning Board, five-year term: William M. D’Amore
Municipal Gas and Light Commissioner, three-year term: Michael P. McCarthy, Kenneth J. Chase, Jr.
Board of Health, three-year term: Laurel Skinder Gourville
Board of Assessors, three-year term: Jane A. D’Addario
Board of Assessors, interim, one year: Christopher R. Wilcock
Housing Authority, five-year term: Alfred S. Confalone