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Westport Selectmen Election Draws Nearly Half Of Registered Voters

Republicans Jim Marpe & Avi Kaner were elected Tuesday night to lead Westport.
Republicans Jim Marpe & Avi Kaner were elected Tuesday night to lead Westport. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. — Tuesday's municipal elections saw higher than expected voter turnout, officials said. Data from the town clerk's office shows 46 percent of the town's more than 16,900 registered voters cast ballots.

Here's a look at the official election results, by race. (Winners indicated by *):

Judge of Probate

*Lisa K. Wexler (R) - 4,349 votes Kieran J. Costello (D) - 3,154 votes

First Selectman & Selectman

*Jim Marpe & Avi Kaner (R) - 4,316 votes Helen Garten & Melissa Kane (D) - 3,458 votes

Board of Finance (vote for any three)

*Jennifer Tooker (R) - 4,516 votes Blake Benke (D) - 3,796 votes *Brian Stern (D) - 4,375 votes *Lee Caney (D) 3,930 votes

Board of Education (vote for any four)

Michael McGovern (R) - 4,095 votes *Karen Kleine (R) - 4,198 votes *Jeannie Smith (R) - 4,379 votes *Brett Aronow (D) - 4,660 votes *Elaine Whitney (D) - 4,755 votes

Board of Assessment Appeals (vote for any two)

*Elaine Arnow (D) - 4,947 votes *Jeffrey Jacobs (D) - 4,699 votes

Planning & Zoning Commission (vote for any three)

*Alan Hodge (D/Save Westport Now) - 4,523 votes *Andra Vebell (D/Save Westport Now) - 4,447 votes *David Lessing (D/Save Westport Now) - 4,718 votes Glenn J. Payne (Coalition for Westport) - 1,297 votes  David B. Press (Coalition for Westport) - 1,473 votes Denise Lassman Torve (Coalition for Westport) - 1,328 votes

Zoning Board of Appeals (vote for any two)

Wally Sutherland (R) - 3,650 votes *Sheri R. Gordon (D) - 4,475 votes *Bernard Deverin (D)- 3,714 votes

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