A recount for the City Council’s 133rd District Democratic primary held up for the endorsed candidates incumbent Jeanette Herron and Michael DeFilippo over Bob Keeley and Anne Pappas Phllips. The Republican candidates in the district are Michele Minutolo and Neville De la Rosa. The general election for the council district will take place Dec. 12.
Tuesday’s results including absentee ballots: DeFilippo 240, Herron 230, Keeley 212, Phillips 168. Recount numbers did not change.
Machine totals: DeFilippo 187, Herron 189, Keeley 180, Pappas Phillips 138.
Absentee votes: DeFilippo 53, Herron 41, Keeley 32, Pappas Phillips 30
Keeley and DeFilippo were back in court today (Friday) challenging the validity of some of the absentee ballots submitted by Sacred Heart University students. Another hearing will take place on Friday 10 a.m.
Following the September 12 primary Herron and Keeley were knotted at 170 votes. The recount produced a one-vote lead for Herron via a previously uncounted absentee ballot. Keeley filed a court challenge and a new election was ordered by Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis.