EASTON, Conn. - After counting all the blank and write-in ballots, Easton election officials announced early Wednesday that Republican Adam Dunsby had won the first selectman race in town.
The final vote tally came in at 1,057 votes for Dunsby and 944 votes for write-in candidate Val Buckley .
Early polling information had the race closer, and given that Buckley was a write-in candidate, there needed to be a count, officials said late Tuesday.
Dunsby had been chairman of the Board of Education and was nominated in September for the top spot on the ballot after First Selectman Tom Herrmann declined to run again for office late in the election season due to work commitments.
To read a profile of Dunsby, read this story from The Daily Voice.
Buckley had failed to get on the ballot in October and formed the Easton Coalition to run for the seat. She has been the director of the Easton Senior Center for the last 20 years.
In other Easton races, the following results were from official reports Tuesday night:
Republican Scott S. Centrella beat Democrat Robert Lessler for the one open selectman seat.
Diana Christine Halloran, a Republican, won the vote for Town Clerk over Democrat Paul Coppinger.
Republican Wendy Bowditch won the race for Town Treasurer against Democrat Michael Kivell.
Christine Calvert won the race for Tax Collector against Democrat Jonathan Rosenthal.
Republican candidates Andrew R. Kachele and Christian Griffin won out over Democrat Gabriel Rossi Jr. for the two open seats on the Board of Finance.
Republican Randy Hicks beat Democrat Regina Bobroske for an open seat on the Board of Education.
John Miranda, a Republican candidate for the Board of Assessment Appeals, won the seat in an unopposed race.
Republican Charles Lynch beat Democrat Patricia Berlin for a seat on the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Three of the four Republican candidates, George Beno, John Johnston and Joseph Silhavy, won the four open spots for constable in Easton over their Democrat opponents David Katz, Richard Greiser and Gloria Bindelglass. Democrat Irving Silverman also won a constable spot.
Republican Gail Gay beat Democrat Janet Gordon for library trustee.
Republicans Todd Johnston and Catherine Gombas won over their Democratic opponents Heidi Armster and Andrea Kingsley to join the Region 9 Board of Education.
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