McGlynn Wins 13th Term, D'Antonio Says He Will Run Again
Longest serving mayor in Massachusetts elected to 13th term.
The longest-serving mayor in the Commonwealth was re-elected to his 13th term Tuesday.
Michael McGlynn topped challenger Anthony D'Antonio in Tuesday's local election. McGlynn received 5,721 votes to D'Antonio's 3,174.
McGlynn celebrated the victory with friends, supporters and other candidates at a party at the Hyatt Place Hotel Tuesday night.
"I'm overwhelmed with the results," McGlynn said. "It's a warm feeling to know people still have the trust and confidence in your judgement to move the city forward."
"Many talked about change, some talked about the status quo," McGlynn said. "I've always talked about working with the citizens to move forward and improve the quality of life in this city."
For D'Antonio, it was his first try at elected office. After hearing the results at city hall Tuesday, he vowed to try again.
"I believe in the city and I believe it needs to be fixed," D'Antonio said. "It's a start - I'm not giving up."
Some Changes on the School Committee, City Council
There will be some new faces in Medford city politics following the election, and one familiar face returning to his old role.
Robert Skerry, who lost his spot on the school committee in 2009, was elected to the committee Tuesday, edging incumbent Bill O'Keefe for the sixth spot on the board by 64 votes. Skerry received 3,635 to O'Keefe's 3,571. The top vote-getter in the school committee election was John Falco, who received 4,351 votes.
The City Council saw one new arrival Tuesday with the election of Richard Caraviello. Caraviello was the third highest vote-getter with 4,589 ballots cast.
Mark Arena, who received the 8th-most votes in 2009 and replaced Stephanie Muccini Burke when she became the city's budget director in January, was narrowly ousted from the council. Arena received 4,368, 36 votes less than Breanna Lungo-Koehn, who came in 7th.
Turnout for the election was 26.1 percent, relatively average for a local election, City Clerk Ed Finn said.