Tom Bernard Elected Mayor of North Adams
For the first time since November 2009, the city of North Adams has elected a new mayor.
Thomas Bernard was elected the new mayor of the city, defeating Robert Moulton Jr. on Tuesday night. Bernard will become replace Richard Alcombright who was elected in the 2009 mayoral election.
The first Berkshire State Representative race took place on Tuesday night as well, as former North Adams Mayor John Barrett III took on Christine Canning. As of Tuesday night, full results have not come in but all signs are pointing to Barrett III winning the seat.
In the race for North Adams City Council, 16 people vied for their opportunity to represent the city. Nine of them were elected, lead by Benjamin Lamb's 2,407 votes. Keith Bona earned the second amount of votes with 2,198.
There were two contested races for School Committee - which included a four-person race for the North Adams School Committee. Heather Putnam-Boulger, Ian Bergeron and James Holmes were elected.
The Northern Berkshire Regional School Committee had two names on the ballot, Paul Gigliotti and Gary Rivers. Both have earned seats on the Committee.
Check out the final results for these races below. *Note: All tallies are unofficial, but the winners are official.
North Adams Mayoral Race:
- Thomas Bernard - 2,404 (Winner)
- Robert Moulton Jr. - 989
North Adams City Council Winners:
- Benjamin Lamb - 2,407
- Keith Bona - 2,198
- Marie Harpin - 1,971
- Joshua Moran - 1,937
- Paul Hopkins - 1,870
- Eric Buddington - 1,840
- Rebecca Cohen - 1,734
- Joson LaForest - 1,700
- Wayne Wilkinson - 1,655
North Adams School Committee Winners:
- Heather Putnam-Bulger 2,362
- James Holmes - 1,640
- Ian Bergeron - 1,275
Northern Berkshire Regional School District Winners:
- Paul Gigliotti
- Gary Rivers