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January 8, 2013

Salem council appoints Legault with 302nd vote

SALEM — The City Council appointed William Legault to fill the board's councilor-at-large vacancy tonight.

The meeting was a continuation of a Jan. 3 one that ended in a stalemate. Despite taking 300 votes, the board could not come to an agreement during a seven-hour session that stretched to 2:25 a.m.

Legault was selected in the board's 302nd vote, which came 45 minutes into tonight's meeting.

Last week, the board was split, 5-5, between former Councilors Steve Pinto and Lucy Corchado.

Both Pinto and Corchado withdrew their candidacies tonight, after the board's 301st vote made it clear that neither of them would have the support of a majority of councilors.

Pinto and Corchado — and Legault, once appointed — were applauded with standing ovations.

Legault, a freelance writer, fitness coach and personal trainer, is well-known around town but has never held elected office in Salem. He is appointed to fill the remaining year of Lovely's term, which lasts through December.

For full coverage, see Wednesday's Salem News.

 

 

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