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November 6, 2013

Four new faces elected to Council

Beverly: Frates, St. Hilaire, Lang and Rand win seats on board


He said he is thankful for all the support from Beverly residents over the years. “I love what I do, and I am looking forward to keeping things moving in Beverly,” he said.

St. Hilaire, 36, studied political science at Villanova University and served as a college intern on Paul Cellucci’s campaign for governor. He went on to a 15-year political career, working in the governor’s office under Cellucci and then on the political campaigns of Kerry Healey, Charlie Baker and Richard Tisei. He now works in the private sector as a corporate recruiter. He could not be reached for comment last night.

Candidates Todd Murphy, 38, and Todd Rotondo, 41, received 4,081 and 2,599 votes, respectively.

Silva, 36, said he is excited to return to the council for a second term.

“I am looking forward to working with the new administration and a lot of new faces on the City Council,” he said.

At-large Councilor Scott Dullea, 33, did not seek re-election. The only ward where there was no council race is Ward 5, where longtime incumbent Don Martin ran unopposed.

Lang, 63, a political newcomer, will replace Maureen Troubetaris, 70, who has served 22 years as the Ward 1 councilor. Lang beat Michael Rotondo, 898 votes to 741. He said he is looking forward to working on the middle school project and trying to resolve some of the waterfront issues for development.

“I plan to serve the voters well in Ward 1,” he said. “My background in engineering and water issues will be a complement to the existing City Council. I look forward to getting to work in January.”

Rand, 36, will replace City Councilor Wes Slate, who unsuccessfully ran for mayor. She beat 36-year-old Bryant Ayles, 827 votes to 558.

“I am very excited and really proud of the friendly race that Bryant and I ran,” she said. “What I hope to bring to the council is my ability to collaborate with different groups in the city and my vision for preserving our neighborhood spirit.”

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