Editor's note: 12:30 p.m. on Sunday: Attached to the right find the complete results from yesterday's town election from the Town Clerk's office.
The Burlington Town Election votes are in and the winners have been announced.
In the Board of Selectmen race challenger Michael Runyan took the most votes with incumbent Ralph Patuto coming in second. There were two open seats in the elections so both men will be on the board. Incumbent Daniel DiTucci was ousted with a third-place finish. Virginia Mooney took fourth.
In the Planning Board race Barbara L'Heureux and John "Jack" Kelly both garnered enough votes to beat out Neil Kane. Both will be sworn onto the board at the next meeting.
Here is a look at the numbers:Board of Selectmen Candidates (2 Seats) Votes Winners Ralph Patuto 1415
Daniel DiTucci 1378
Michael Runyan 1573
Virginia Mooney 487
And Planning Board:Planning Board Candidates (2 Seats) Votes Winners Barbara L'Heureux 1643
Neil Kane 1391
John "Jack" Kelly 1511
A total of 2,921 residents, or 19.27 percent, came out to the polls to vote in this election.
Other contested races:
In the Library Board of Trustees race, where there was two seats up, the results are showing that incumbents Paula Bernard garnered 1,557 and Eileen Claire Sickler received 1,362, both beating out challenger Janet Hurley who had 1,086 votes.
There were also a couple of contested Town Meeting races.
In Precinct 1, there were seven candidates for six 3-year spots. The six winners were Donna Gregorio (302), Michael Hardy (279), John O'Keefe (277), Carol Perna (280), Mark Saia (292) and David Woodilla (239). John Madden, Jr. come in seventh with 175 votes.
In Precinct 3 there were also seven candidates for six 3-year seats. The winners are Lucy Damiani (323), Joanne Frustaci (294), Christopher Hartling (281), Stephen Marchese Sr. (303), Mildred Nash (309) and Paul Gerard Noonan (313). Faydeen Sateriale (199) came up seventh.
Following the election candidates gathered at BCAT studios for on-air interviews. Patch also caught up with some of the candidates to ask their thoughts on the election results.
Runyan said he wanted to thank all the people who supported him and especially those that worked hard on his campaign. This was the third time he ran for the board and he said many of his supporters have stayed with him over the years.
"I feel good," he said, "not just for me but for everyone who supported me and worked so hard for me. I'd also like to thank all of the folks who voted, regardless of who they voted for. For those who voted for me, I thank them for the confidence they have in me to hole this office and for their trust that will work hard for the commons interest of the town."
Patuto also thanked his supporters and the residents of Burlington.
"Thanks to everyone who came out and voted on this sunny Saturday," he said. "I thank those who showed their confidence in me to his hold this position for another three years."
Patuto said he was happy with being re-elected and was focused on the future work of the board.
"I'm looking forward to working with the board," he said. "We have a lot on the table and hopefully we can continue as we have the last three years."
DiTucci acknowledged the results and said that Runyan had a good showing in the election.
"I believe in the process," he said of the election results. "There was a big union vote for Mike today."
DiTucci said he enjoyed his term on the board and said he hopes the work started by the current board will continue in his absence.
"There will be a big transition in town, with the new Town Administrator coming in. We also have the Department of Public Works/Recreation Department facility up for a vote before Town Meeting this May. Those are projects I helped spearhead the last few years."
In the Planning Board race, L'Heureux said she was very happy with the results.
"I'm thrilled to be elected," she said. "I'm looking to the work ahead. I will work hard for the people of Burlington."
Kelly said he was both pleased with the results and that election day had come to an end after a long day.
"I'm tired, it was a long day," He said. "I'm tired but pleased. After all that work I'd hate to be the one who had to go home."
Looking ahead to being sworn in, Kelly, who was a member of the Planning Board from 1984 to 1994, said he is ready to begin.
"I will be able to start out being productive," he said. "I've done it before, I've followed the meetings closely and this has always been a great interest to me."