SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Local News

November 16, 2013

Paul Prevey seeks recount in Salem's Ward 6

SALEM — There will be a recount in Ward 6.

City Councilor Paul Prevey, who was narrowly defeated in this month’s city election, filed a request for a recount yesterday morning at the City Clerk’s office.

“He’s going forward,” said City Clerk Cheryl LaPointe.

Prevey filed a petition with the required 10 signatures of registered voters in his ward. The deadline for filing was Friday at 5 p.m.

In an upset, first-time candidate Beth Gerard beat Prevey by 16 votes in the Nov. 5 election. Gerard received 483 votes to 467 for Prevey in the ward’s two precincts. Of the 1,001 votes cast, there were 46 blanks and 5 write-in votes.

No date has been set for the recount.

The Board of Registrars of Voters will meet Monday to set a date, according to LaPointe.

The Salem News was not able to reach Prevey, who has held the Ward 6 council seat since 2006.

Earlier this week, Ward 4 Councilor Jerry Ryan announced he would not seek a recount in the councilor-at-large race. In the citywide election, Councilor-at-large Bill Legault edged Ryan out for the fourth and final spot by 26 votes.

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

 

 

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Comments Tracker