Pittsfield Election Results: Persip Joins Incumbents At-Large
On Tuesday, the City of Pittsfield held their elections to award seats for the City Council At-Large, and individual wards.
It was a six-person race to fill the four At-Large seats in the city, including incumbents Peter White, Peter Marchetti and Melissa Mazzeo. Craig Gaetani, Edward Carmel and Earl Persip vied for their opportunity to earn a spot. In the end, the incumbents, along with Persip were elected.
Three of the individual wards were decided before Tuesday's elections as John Krol in Ward 6, Donna Todd Rivers in Ward 5 and Helen Moon in Ward 1 were unopposed in their races. Although Michael Cirullo was still on the Ward 1 ballot, and William Keene was still on the Ward 5 ballot, both have elected to drop out of the race.
A couple of great showings for challengers Dina Guiel and William Wright, who both lost very close races in Wards 2 and 4 respectively.
Here is how the City of Pittsfield elections went down: *Note, all numbers are unofficial, while the winners are official.
Pittsfield City Council At-Large:
- Edward Carmel - 1,149
- Craig Gaetani - 913
- Peter Marchetti - 5,124 (Elected)
- Melissa Mazzeo - 4,337 (Elected)
- Earl Persip III - 4,259 (Elected)
- Peter White - 4,539 (Elected)
City Council Ward Races:
Ward 1 winner: Helen Moon
- Dina Guiel - 367
- Kevin Morandi - 411 (Winner)
- Nicholas Caccamo - 940 (Winner)
- James Gleason - 227
- Christopher Connell - 722 (Winner)
- William Wright - 622
Ward 5 winner: Donna Todd Rivers
Ward 6 winner: John Krol
- Rhonda Serre - 226
- Anthony Simonelli - 606 (Winner)