The new Board: Tony Pesco, Samantha Nestor, Kerem Dinlenc. Weston Today
First Selectwoman Samantha Nestor easily won reelection in the November 7 municipal election, capturing 60 percent of the vote.
Ms. Nestor’s running mate, former Board of Education chair Tony Pesco, was elected to the Board of Selectmen by taking 64 percent of the vote against his Republican opponent, Kerem Dinlenc.
Ms. Nestor’s principal challenger, former Selectman Stephan Grozinger, fell short of the number of votes needed to still claim a seat on the Board of Selectmen. His total was 44 less than that of his running mate, Mr. Dinlenc, which gives the seat to Mr. Dinlenc.
214 write-in votes were cast for outgoing Selectman Martin Mohabeer, who launched a last-minute bid for First Selectman.
Unofficial results. ✓ = winner.
|✓||Samantha Nestor (D)||1,791||60.30%|
|Stephan Grozinger (R)||965||32.49%|
|Martin Mohabeer (write-in)||214||7.21%|
|✓||Tony Pesco (D)||1,802||64.11%|
|✓||Kerem Dinlenc (R)||1,009||35.89%|
Board of Education
Four contested school board seats were on the ballot this year. Democratic incumbent Sharon Ferraro won a full term. Also winning were Republicans Peter Gordon and David Felton, both incumbents, and Michael Guido, who edged out Brandon Gutman for the fourth seat.
Two uncontested seats completing a term were won by Democrats Steve Ezzes and Chad Hoeppner. Both currently serve on the Board, Mr. Ezzes as its chair.
|Board of Education (4 Years)||Votes||Pct.|
|✓||Sharon Ferraro (D)||1,958||28.17%|
|✓||David Felton (R)||1,253||18.03%|
|✓||Peter Gordon (R)||1,309||18.83%|
|✓||Michael Guido (R)||1,226||17.64%|
|Brandon Gutman (R)||1,204||17.32%|
|Board of Education (2 Years)||Votes||Pct.|
|✓||Steve Ezzes (D)||2,015||50.09%|
|✓||Chad Hoeppner (D)||2,008||49.91%|
Four candidates — two Republicans and two Democrats — vied for three seats on the Board of Police Commissioners. Democratic incumbents Beth Gralnick and David Muller easily won reelection, but incumbent Jess Dipasquale came up 26 votes short against fellow Republican Frank Ferrara.
|✓||Beth Gralnick (D)||1,856||29.72%|
|✓||David Muller (D)||1,906||30.53%|
|Jess Dipasquale (R)||1,228||19.67%|
|✓||Frank Ferrara (R)||1,254||20.08%|
|Board of Finance (4 Years)||Votes||Pct.|
|✓||Amy Gare (D)||2,036||33.75%|
|✓||Jeffrey Goldstein (D)||2,009||33.30%|
|✓||Michael Imber (D)||1,988||32.95%|
|Board of Finance (2 Years)||Votes||Pct.|
|✓||Christopher Bryant (D)||1,876||57.94%|
|✓||Theresa Brasco (R)||1,362||42.06%|
|Planning & Zoning||Votes||Pct.|
|✓||Gus Christensen (D)||1,905||29.57%|
|✓||Michael Reiner (D)||1,924||29.87%|
|✓||Lauren Gojkovich (R)||1,303||20.23%|
|✓||Joseph Leone (R)||1,310||20.34%|
|Assessment Appeals (4 Years)||Votes||Pct.|
|✓||Barbara Reynolds (D)||2,065||100.00%|
|Assessment Appeals (2 Years)||Votes||Pct.|
|✓||Mary Lou Jamieson (R)||1,586||100.00%|
|✓||Ilene Richardson (D)||1,939||37.06%|
|✓||James Low (D)||1,927||36.83%|
|✓||Daniel Gilbert (R)||1,366||26.11%|
|Zoning Appeals Alt.||Votes||Pct.|
|✓||Richard Wolf (R)||1,464||100.00%|