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November 26, 2013

Gerard wins -- again -- in Ward 6

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The recount took place in a hushed council chambers before about 40 onlookers, including city councilors Tom Furey, William Legault, Josh Turiel and Joseph O’Keefe.

At the start of the recount, Registrar Chuck Barton addressed the crowd.

“We shall have absolute quiet...” said Barton, who knows something about recounts. His 2007 bid for a council seat ended in a recount, which he lost.

The ballots were hand-counted at separate stations for Precincts 1 and 2, with observers for each candidate hovering over city workers. As each ballot was placed in a clear plastic bin, the names “Prevey” or “Gerard” were called out.

Prevey and Gerard sat on opposite sides of the room, which was packed with onlookers. Mayor Kim Driscoll stayed in her office during the proceeding, congratulating Gerard before heading out the door.

Tom Dalton can be reached at tdalton@salemnews.com.

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