Following Tuesday’s primary results, recounts will take place in three Democratic Town Committee Districts on Monday, 10 a.m. in conference rooms A&B of the Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street. Candidates within 20 votes are eligible for the recount, according to elections officials.
In the Black Rock/West End 130th District Donna Curran, with 538 votes, was the lone member of the challenge slate to win a seat against the incumbent slate led by District Leader Danny Roach. The Roach slate has won 8 seats, according to unofficial returns. Shaquanna Shaw, a member of the Roach slate, received 534 votes. Diane Vulcano, who ran on the insurgent slate, received 525 votes. The combined machine counts at Black Rock and Aquaculture precincts showed a close race. The veteran slate powered through via absentee ballots.
In the Upper East Side 138th District, a slate aligned with Mayor Joe Ganim and Democratic Town Chairman Mario Testa won all nine seats. Several members of the challenge slate including Maria Pereira with 302 votes and Charles Hare with 298 votes are eligible for the recount. Both trail by 6 and 10 votes respectively. Daniel Faber, Jacqueline Abrams and Sarah Lewis are also in the recount.
The South End/Downtown/West End 131st is bunched tightly with a majority of the 18 candidates involved in a recount.
131st District top nine in bold.
Robles 171, Miranda Torres 169, Banta 169, Jorge Cruz 165, Hughes 164, Taylor-Moye 161, Bruce 160, Ahmed 149, Demery 142, Pettway 141, Negron 141, Thergood 140, Davis 139, Simmons 138, Harden 137, Boucher 137, McPherson 136, Leak 132
131st District, South End/Downtown/West End slates:
Slate B: Jack O. Banta, Paul R. Boucher, Tommika Leak, Genoveva Miranda-Torres, Jose A. Negron Sr., Glenn Pettway, Mitchell Robles, Eric M. Simmons, Denese Taylor-Moye.
Slate C: Mdsufian Ahmed, Mary L. Bruce, Jorge Cruz Sr., Shavonne Davis, Frances Demery, Travis M. Harden, Scott Hughes, Omari O. McPherson, Melody Thergood.