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November 6, 2013

Famico wins major upset in Ward 2

SALEM — In a day of upsets, Heather Famico scored the knockout heard ’round the city.

Famico, a 27-year-old schoolteacher in her first campaign, defeated Mike Sosnowski, a 65-year-old lobsterman and former council president who has been the voice of Ward 2 for a decade.

Famico took both precincts to win the Ward 2 council seat, 745 to 543.

“It’s surreal; it’s absolutely surreal,” Famico said as she celebrated with friends at Rockafella’s restaurant, which served as election central last night.

“I knocked on every door and hit every street, and I followed up with people,” she said.

Famico also credited the recent redistricting of city wards with giving her a better shot at victory.

Shortly before 10 p.m., Sosnowski walked into Rockafellas to congratulate the winner.

“I’m disappointed in the turnout,” he said later. “But it is what it is. ... I’m still trying to figure it out.”

Famico was joined at last night’s party by her aunt, former City Councilor Frances Grace.

Sosnowski, 65, has been Ward 2 councilor since 2004 and has run unopposed since then.

Facing his first challenger in a decade, Sosnowski raised more than $13,000, the most of any candidate in this election except Mayor Kim Driscoll.

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

 

 

 

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