Tony Sapienza wins Ward 5 Special Election

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Tony Sapienza
Tony Sapienza

MANCHESTER, NH – Tony Sapienza has been declared the unofficial winner by a large margin in the Ward 5 Special Election held May 12 to seat a new Ward 5 Alderman.

According to City Clerk Matthew Normand, Sapienza won the election with 213 votes. There were 355 votes cast, with 348 tallied,  five blanks and two write-in votes.

The other candidates earned the following vote count:

Ted Rokas: 71
Cheryl Mitchell: 35
Richard Olson Jr.: 19
Tim O’Flaherty: 10

Normand said the final tally will be made official May 13 and at that time Sapienza will be sworn in as Ward 5 Alderman.

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