All Six Ballot Questions Pass, Graziano and Bertschmann reelected, Hanson wins Parks & Recreation

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Congratulations to all the participants in the May 18 town election and thank you for your willingness to volunteer for our town. This year 1,810 voters participated, which is down 16% from last May’s Town Election. All six ballot questions passed. Jon Graziano and Jean Bertschmann were reelected to the School Committee. Laura Hanson was elected to the Parks & Recreation Commission, and Connor Degan was elected to the Hopkinton Housing Authority. All other races were uncontested.

After the election, at the May 19 Board of Selectmen meeting Ben Palleiko was unanimously elected Chair and John Coutinho was unanimously elected Vice-Chair. At the May 28 School Committee meeting, Ellen Scordino was elected Chair (4-1) and Lori Nickerson was elected Vice-Chair (5-0).

SCHOOL COMMITTEE, For 3 years, Vote for 2 – CONTESTED RACE

  • Jean Bertschmann 1,092
  • Jonathan Graziano 1,099
  • Brian Karp 841

PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION, Unexpired term to 2017, Vote for 1 – CONTESTED RACE

  • Robert McGuire 756
  • Laura Hanson 785

HOPKINTON HOUSING AUTHORITY, For 5 years, Vote for 1 – Write-In Candidate

  • Connor Degan 50
  • Darlene Hayes 42

Ballot Questions

Question 1: Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to construct a new Department of Public Works headquarters facility?

  • Yes 1,049
  • No 675

Question 2: Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order fund engineering designs and construction services related to making roof repairs at the Hopkins and High Schools?

  • Yes 1,198
  • No 550

Question 3: Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to acquire a fee interest in a parcel of land located at 135 Hayden Rowe Street and shown as parcel U23-28-0 on the Assessors Map?

  • Yes 1,124
  • No 584

Question 4: Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to acquire a fee interest in a parcel of land located at 147 Hayden Rowe Street and shown as parcels U23-32-0, U23-33-0 and U23-35-A on the Assessors Map?

  • Yes 939
  • No 757

Question 5: Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to acquire a fee interest in a portion ofthe parcel of land located at 15 Claflin Avenue and shown as parcel U16-14-0 on the Assessors Map?

  • Yes 920
  • No 757

Question 6: Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to acquire a fee interest in a portion of the parcel of land located at 102 Fruit Street and shown as parcel RG-5-0 on the Assessors Map as shown on a plan?

  • Yes 958
  • No 746

Uncontested Races:

SELECTMEN, For 3 years, Vote for 2

  • Todd Cestari 1,183
  • Brian Herr 1,264

BOARD OF ASSESSORS, For 3 years, Vote for 1

  • John Duffy 1,441

BOARD OF HEALTH, For 3 years, Vote for 1

  • Paul Winshman 1,310

BOARD OF HEALTH, Unexpired term to 2016, Vote for 1

  • Philip Cohen 1,280

BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES, For 3 years, Vote for 1

  • Darlene Hayes 1,250

CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS, For 3 years, Vote for 1

  • Thomas Pratt 1,340

COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUND, For 3 years, Vote for 1

  • Sandra Altamura 1,253

PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION, For 3 years, Vote for 2

  • Robert Dobinski 1,284
  • Daniel Terry 1,209

PLANNING BOARD, For 5 years, Vote for 2

  • Francis D’Urso 1,114
  • Patrick Mahon 1,233

PLANNING BOARD, Unexpired term to 2018, Vote for 1

  • Frank Sivo 1,212

Click to read full results by precinct posted to the town website.