Voters in Ward 6 ousted the president of the City Council Tuesday, as Ryan Pereira, a newcomer to city politics, handily defeated six-term incumbent Councilor Joe Lopes.
Turnout in the city’s first election without a mayor’s race on the ballot was a paltry 10.8%.
In the other closely contested ward race, two-term incumbent Brad Markey hung on for a narrow victory over attorney Leo Choquette.
In the at-large City Council race, Shane Burgo took the open seat, finishing fifth with 9% of the vote. Read the full story here.
All winners are italicized with asterisks below.
|At-Large City Council||Percent||Votes|
|*William “Brad” Markey||51.30||769|
|Joseph R. Lopes||43.65||550|
|*Ross M. Grace Jr.||34.40||4,032|
|Assessor At Large||Percent||Votes|