Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Donegan Unseats Beyer, Other Incumbents Take Brockton Election
BROCKTON--All but one incumbent retained their seats in Brockton's 2011 general election.
Janice Beyer was unseated by Anthony J. Donegan Jr., who after winning September's primary went on to defeat longtime schoolcommitteewoman Beyer by a slim 83 votes.
Balzotti easily won reelection tallying 5,320 votes to Ron Matta's 1,732, or about a 75 to 25 percent difference.
Newcomer Kate Archard fell short of unseating any of the four incumbents for a councilor-at-large seat. Archard collected 3,518 votes, 248 shy of closest contestant Todd Petti, who retained his seat with 3,766 votes.
Thomas Brophy, Robert Sullivan and Jass Stewart all kept their at-large seats on the council.
All other races were uncontested.
Yesterday's 60 degree temperatures brought out 7,259 voters, or 15.26 of the city's 47,583 voters--a total much higher than the primary's 4.7 percent.