Eastie goes with Bernie for President Fresh slate for the Ward 1 Democratic Committee

East Boston voters headed to the polls during last Tuesday’s Super Tuesday Presidential Primary to vote for their preferred presidential candidate as well as to elect the neighborhood’s Ward 1 Democratic Committee members.
While former Vice President Joseph Biden took Massachusetts and edged out Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in Boston, Eastie voters went for Sanders in the Primary.
In Eastie Sanders received 2,564 votes and was followed by Warren who received 1,526 votes here. Biden rounded out the top three vote getters in the neighborhood with 1,421 votes.
Eastie voters also had the opportunity to pick whom will lead Eastie’s Ward 1 Democratic Committee into the future.
There were two slates vying for control of the committee and voters last Tuesday could either vote for an entire slate or pick and choose a total of 21 candidates from either slate.
During last week’s Primary Group 2 or the “Fresh Slate” made up of mainly Progressive Democrats looking to shake up Eastie’s Ward Committee were victorious.
The Fresh Slate received 2,343 votes to Group 1, or the Unity Slate’s 1,100 votes.
Elected to the Ward 1 Committee were City Councilor Lydia Edwards, her Chief of Staff Gabriela Coletta and her staffer Ricardo Patron as well as Gail Miller, Kannan Thiruvengadam, Brian Gannon, Sandra Nijjar, Matt Cameron, Heather O’Brien, Victoria Dzindzichashvili, Zachary Hollopeter, Margaret Farmer, Jo Ann Fitzgerald, Giordana Mecagni, Dionyssios Mintzopoulos, Ben Downing, Lisa Jacobson, Jesse Purvis, James Rosenquist and Annesh Sahni.
Because Group 2 only had 20 candidates and voters could vote for up to 21 candidates Liana LaMattina from Group 1 recieved enough votes to be elected to the Ward 1 Committee with 1,580 votes.
Also elected was Winthrop resident Tino Capobianco who will serve as the First Suffolk and Middlesex State Committee Man. Capobianco beat Eastie’s Brian Gannon by a margin of 60% to 40%.
Eastie’s Gabriela Coletta ran unopposed for the First Suffolk & Middlesex State Committee Woman and received 98% of the vote from the district.

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