Every vote counts. Yup. In the case of the Democratic City Council primary between incumbent Jeanette Herron and former State Rep. Bob Keeley in the North End 133rd District 1 vote has made the difference. Herron squeaked out a vote victory following a Tuesday recount that had them tied going in.
“Every vote does count,” says Herron. “Let’s work together and stop fighting. I run with my heart. This is a great city and if work together we’ll get things done.”
Asked if she has any interest running for City Council president as had been Keeley’s ambition she added, “No comment.” Herron and Michael DeFilippo move on to the general election facing Republicans Michele Minutolo and Neville De La Rosa.
Recounts in three other districts did not change the candidate outcomes. Pete Spain defeated incumbent Scott Burns in the 130th District. Karen Jackson and incumbent Nessah Smith move on to the general election ahead of Samia Suliman and incumbent Anthony Paoletto in the 138th District. In the 139th District Ernie Newton won his recount over Wanda Simmons who’ll appear on the Working Families Party line in the general election.