The voters have spoken. At least, the 1 in 3 Westporters who turned out to cast ballots have.
The Planning and Zoning Commission has been overturned. An unlikely cross-endorsement of 4 Republicans by Save Westport Now — which, according to Republican Town Committee chairman Bob Zappi is “99% Democratic”– resulted in the election of all 4 candidates: Catherine Walsh, Chip Stephens, Al Gratrix and Jack Whittle.
The Board of Finance swings to Republican control too, with the addition of Mike Rea and John Pincavage, plus incumbent Tom Lasersohn. Democrat Janis Collins is in, but incumbent Ken Wirfel is out.
The Board of Education remains in Democratic hands. Democrat Michael Gordon joins incumbent Mark Mathias. Also elected is Republican Jennifer Tooker; missing the cut is Jeanie Smith.
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We’re all still Westporters — and all in this together!
(Graphic courtesy of League of Women Voters)