On Tuesday, November 7th, Rochester residents had the opportunity to vote for the positions of Mayor, City Council, School Board, Police Commission, and Election Officials.
Incumbent Mayor Paul Callaghan won a second term, earning 2,916 votes over challenger Susan Rice with 926 votes.
Starting in January, Callaghan will lead a City Council consisting of mostly new members. Among the current 13 members, 8 decided not to seek reelection, ensuring a wave of new faces to occupy Council Chambers.
According to an election night interview given to Foster’s Daily Democrat, Callaghan stated, “I’m humbled to have earned the support and confidence of my neighbors in Rochester as we continue the important work of making our city an even better place to live, work and raise a family.”
“It is one of the greatest privileges of my life to continue to give back to the community that has given me so much,” Callaghan said. “I look forward to working with residents across the city to keep Rochester moving forward.”
Here are the unofficial tallies for City Council, School Board, and Police Commission. Official results will be posted as soon as possible.
- Ward 1, Seat A: Patricia Turner (344 votes)
- Ward 1, Seat B: Tim Fontneau (623)
- Ward 2, Seat A: Daniel Fitzpatrick (520)
- Ward 2, Seat B: Amy Malone (516)
- Ward 3, Seat A: Bryan Karolian (407)
- Ward 3, Seat B: David Herman (392)
- Ward 4, Seat A: David E. Walker and Chuck Grassie (Tied with 406 votes)
- Ward 4, Seat B: Chuck Creteau (516)
- Ward 5, Seat A: Alexander de Geofroy (433)
- Ward 5, Seat B: Don Hamann (436)
- Ward 6, Seat A: Matthew Richardson (439)
- Ward 6, Seat B: Kevin Sullivan (349)
- At Large: Matthew Beaulieu (1,803)
- Ward 1, Seat A: Sarah Harrington (381)
- Ward 1, Seat B: Nick Bellows (492)
- Ward 2, Seat A: David Camire (501)
- Ward 2, Seat B: Sandra Keans (498)
- Ward 3, Seat A: Shauni McGowan (274)
- Ward 3, Seat B: Matt Pappas (284)
- Ward 4, Seat A: Shane Downs (421 votes)
- Ward 4, Seat B: Paul Cormier (475)
- Ward 5, Seat A: Karen Stokes (415)
- Ward 5, Seat B: Erik White (421)
- Ward 6, Seat A: Steven Cusumano (418)
- Ward 6, Seat B: Kelli L. Allen (246)
- Wards 1 & 2: David Stevens (1,175)
- Wards 3 & 4: John Larochelle (643)
- Wards 5 & 6: Donna Bogan (893)
Also on the ballot, the question of sportsbook gambling was approved 2015 to 1412. More results will be posted soon. This story will be updated.