A New Face Joins At-Large Incumbents on City Council
The incumbents dominated the At-Large race in the City Council Tuesday night.
Council President Brian Gomes was the second top vote getter, trailing Linda Morad's total of 6,963 by only two votes.
After winning his 14th term on the City Council, Gomes said he's ready to get right back to serving the city.
"It's a great victory for the people of the city and for myself," Gomes said. "My work never stops, I'm not a quitter and I'll be out there working right away tomorrow on the same issues and things that affect people of this city and try to make it a better place for all."
Morad thanked her team and the voters of the city for giving her another chance to represent them on the council.
"I certainly want to thank the voters in this city for that vote of confidence. I appreciate the ability to return to the Council and continue to serve for another two years," Morad said.
Debora Coelho (5,729 votes) took the third spot, followed by Naomi Carney (5,316 votes) and newcomer Ian Abreu (4,623 votes).
Abreu said he does have some understanding of what it takes to play a role in city government, but looks forward to working with department heads and colleagues to make a smooth transition onto the council.
"I already have a good understanding but, of course, I want to get a better understanding of how it operates so when January comes rolling around and it's time to get sworn in I can really hit the ground running with my colleagues," Abreu said.
The winners will be sworn in during the first City Council meeting in January.