Tewksbury Election Results

Results of today’s Tewksbury Town elections: (* winner)

Number Voting:     4433           Percentage voting:   21.4% 


*Gay (I):  2600                * Wilson (I):  2195

Marcin:    1155                     Miano:  1572

Planning Board:

*Reed (I):   2548                 Sullivan:  1455

Board of Health:

Fernald (I):  1993              * Sheehan (I):   2243                  *Brother: 2368

Shawsheen School Committee:

Downing (I): 1536             * Kelley:  2345

Question 1:     DEFEATED

Yes:     1465                         * No: 2914

Notes from a Tewksbury Voter: Mike Kelley’s win over longtime incumbent J.Peter Downing is bound to shake-up the powers that be at  Shawsheen Tech. Locals remember that Kelley was out-spoken as a Tewksbury School Committee member and Chair about the what he perceived as a lack of communication from the  Shawsheen committee to the Town. Reed’s victory though predicted will be seen as a win over developer  interests. Longtime Board of Health member Sheehan’s re-election isn’t surprising – he is a well-known, respected member of the community. The defeat of question one will cause consternation among many and I don’t expect the defeat to be the end of the story or the attempts to build the athletic complex as proposed by the group led by School Committeeman Dick. Will the question still be considered at the Town Meeting? Will the proposal get a tinker or two? Will it go the way of the Senior Center plan and win after a doggard push for passage. And then there’s the looming question of approving the overhaul of the Town Charter. Stay tuned.