Fairhaven Election Sees Incumbents Returned in All But One Race
FAIRHAVEN — The unofficial results are in from Monday’s town election in Fairhaven, with incumbents being re-elected in all contested races but one.
The only challenger to come away with a victory was Don Carlos Callasius, who edged out incumbent tree warden G. Bourne Knowles IV in one of the tightest races on the ballot, winning by an unofficial 36 votes, 1,066 to 1,030.
Incumbent selectman Robert Espindola handily won re-election over challenger Lisa Plante, 1,766 to 491, for another three-year term.
Kevin Gallagher defeated Barbara Acksen, 1,602-558, to win an open three-year seat on the Board of Health.
School Committee members Donna McKenna (1,248 votes) and Colin Veitch (1,282 votes) were both re-elected for another three years.
In uncontested races, David Braga (1,260 votes) and Cathy Melanson (1,073) were both elected to four-year terms on the Planning Board. Jessica Fildago (1,378 votes) was voted onto the board for a three-year, unexpired term.
Marcus Ferro (1,249 votes) and Robert Hobson (1,171 votes) were both re-elected to the Board of Public Works.
Ronnie Manzone (1,500 votes) and Marc Scanlon (1,406 votes) were both returned to the Housing Authority.
Mark Sylvia was re-elected as Town Moderator with 1,596 votes.
Again, all vote totals are unofficial at this time.