After a heated campaign, Democrat Matt Hoey is Guilford’s new first selectman. Hoey defeated Republican Ken MacKenzie with 4,482 votes to 2,374.
For the Board of Selectmen (BOS), Louis Federici, Jr. (D), Sandra Ruoff (D), Susan Koch Renner (R), and incumbent Charles L. Havrda (R) will all be seated. MacKenzie did not take in enough votes to win a seat on the BOS. The BOS now has a three to two Democratic majority.
For the Board of Finance, Veronica C. Wallace (D), Kenneth Gamerman (D), Jonathan Trotta (R), and Jeffrey T. Beatty (R) won seats on the board. Republican candidate Peter Goletz did not win a seat.
With Hoey now seated on the BOS, the vacancy created on the BOF will be filled by a candidate selected by the BOF and appointed by the BOS.
For the Board of Education (BOE), all five of the candidates nominated were seated: Mary Best (D), Moira Rader (D), Amy Sullivan (R), Vincent Baglio (R), and Theodore D. Sands (R). Sullivan and Sands are both incumbents. The BOE maintains a five to four Democratic majority.
For the Board of Assessment Appeals, Arnold Skretta (D) defeated Michael P. Basso (R).
Last Updated: Tuesday, Nov 7, 8:53 p.m.
Election results are unofficial.