Linda Tyer will serve a second four-year term in Pittsfield’s corner office after winning re-election last night by a 529 vote margin. Tyer finished the night with 6,176 total votes. Her Challenger Melissa Mazzeo, who gave up her At-Large City Council seat to run for the city’s top job, garnered 5,647 votes. According to Pittsfield City Clerk Michele Benjamin, the city saw a 42 percent voter turnout.
In other local election news, all three incumbents in the Pittsfield At-Large City Council race won re-election last night. Eight Candidates were running for four available seats. Peter Marchetti was the top vote getter with 8,412 votes. Pete White came in second with a tally of 7,652 votes. Earl Persip also won re-election with 7,010 votes. Political newcomer, Yuki Cohen won the fourth At-Large seat with a total of 5,251 votes. In the Ward races, Helen Moon wan re-election over Kenneth Warren Jr. in Ward 1. Chris Connell fended of a challenge by Mike Merriam in Ward 4. Political newcomer Patrick Kavey defeated long-time former councilor Jonathan Lothrop in Ward 5. Dina Guiel Lampiasi beat out Joe Nichols in Ward 6. And in Ward 7, it was Anthony Maffuccio winning back his former seat over J. David Pope.
All four of the city of Pittsfield’s School Committee incumbent were re-elected last night. Retaining their school board seats were William Cameron, Katherine Yon, Dennis Powell and Dan Elias. Alison McGee and Mark Brazeau won the final two spots. The seventh and final spot is retain by Mayor Linda Tyer with her re-election to the corner office.