Full Peabody Election results

7 Nov

resultsI’ll do some analysis, and some juicy election day tidbits later this week. But for now, here is a link to the full results from yesterday’s Peabody City Election.

Click here to view the complete results

15 Responses to “Full Peabody Election results”

  1. Diane November 7, 2017 at 8:48 pm #

    1130-571 Ward 4 Race.

    • Anonymous November 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm #

      Too many stupid and prejudiced people voted. #Sad

  2. Shan November 7, 2017 at 8:50 pm #

    Ward 4

    If this is the result.

    • Diane November 7, 2017 at 9:01 pm #

      Yes, those were the final numbers.

  3. Steven Y. November 8, 2017 at 7:01 am #

    It doesn’t get much more discouraging for potential new candidates than the results of Ward 4. It proves you can work your tail off, knock every door of a registered voter YOURSELF, and be a genuinely nice person with new ideas, and it does not matter if you run against someone that’s won before. Who was the last incumbent in Peabody to lose a municipal race? Question for anyone that knows this answer; why do we put “seeking re-election” next to someone’s name on the ballot? Is that a state law? If not that would be something I would like to see changed.

    • Ward 4 Voter November 8, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

      Steven, to a lot of people, the issues that Bukia were running on did not make much sense. This is what she posted in an article:

      Increasing employment for youths and seniors, unresponsiveness of local government, infrastructure issues (i.e., water pressure, damaged sidewalks/deteriorating road conditions in some streets) and an information/communication gap between voters and the Ward Councillor.

      Employment of Youth and seniors: She does not have control over private businesses to hire younger or older people, and already in almost every local business that I’ve gone to has had young people working for them in some capacity. There are so many child labor laws now that it’s extremely difficult to hire people under 18.

      Infrastructure Issues: This is something that has already been tackled by Ed, the Mayor and other councilors in the past few years, it’s a work in process but already so many intersections, islands, road lines and sidewalks have been improved even places like Crystal lake and the bike paths and more projects to come.

      Information Gap: I’m not sure where this comes in because anyone I have spoken to has said that Ed is extremely responsive whenever called, but I’m sure people have their own thoughts on this one.

      All I’m saying is that, I understand you’re upset, and you may have your own grievances with Ed, but he really is doing a great job for the Ward and the mayor for the city and that certainly spoke volumes in the final numbers this time around.

      • Bob November 8, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

        Even though I feel that Bukia is a really good person, very intelligent, and has a nice future in politics should she want one, I agree with a lot of this. It doesn’t dimiss how horribly she was treated by Charest and his supporters, including one potentially xenophobic comment, but her platform here is not how you win a ward race.

        Ward councilors are all about responding to the most basic of local issues. Things like snowplowing, potholes, noise complaints and sidewalk repairs. Being a ward councilor is about answering and returning phone calls and protecting quality of life in the neighborhood. Also, ward voters want to know that you’ll always be on their side when developers try to screw with quality of life.

        In hindsight, I wish Bukia had run at-large. With two open seats, she would have been very competitive. I also feel she’d make for a very interesting State Rep candidate.

    • Steven Y. November 8, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

      So do you think that she could compete with Tom Walsh for the 12th Essex next year?

      • Bob November 8, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

        Probably not. Tom’s a very popular rep right now. She might need another stepping stone, such as at-large first. But she’s about 15 or 16 years younger than Tom, too, so that seat will likely open again before she’s in her mid-50s. If she can get on the council in two years at large then she can build toward running for rep. Both Gravel and Gould are in their 60s now, so they might choose to retire in a few years too to open up seats. Bukia has time.

    • Anonymous November 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm #

      I agree. I know someone who worked his tail off to challenge an incumbent for a Ward race. So much that people were saying they didn’t even know who the incumbent was and that no one has knocked on their door in years. Some didn’t even know who the incumbent was, but for some reason no one wants to elect the new candidate for the position. Sad…I guess you could say “politics as usual”.

  4. Anonymous November 8, 2017 at 9:55 am #

    I am in utter shock that a 20 something beat out a seasoned educator for school committee. Oh wait he’s a friend of Ted…oh he worked in Teds office… nevermind what was I thinking???? I got the test scores back for my children and they were of course extremely high because we have always made education the priority but to see the extremely high percentages of needs improvement and basically signing your name to the exam is very bad for this city. Of course Herb put a softening letter that it’s a New and more challenging test than it was before to calm the masses. My question is why were my children’s scores unchanged? Good luck to you Peabody, your are in big trouble with votes like this!

    • Anonymous November 8, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

      Hello anonymous, I have known that “20 something” candidate for years and I’ve been proud to call him a friend. His victory has everything to do with the fact that he worked hard on the campaign trail, for the SECOND time. That’s right, he ran before and lost, but managed to have his name and message heard and remembered. So instead of belittling his success and hard work I’d like you to remember his name as well, Andrew Arnotis. It’s the name you’ll be singing praises about when he really jumps into action and starts making changes to better the school system and advocate for your child. His victory was not a victory of the “good ole boys club”. Politics has been an interest for Andrew for a long time, and during this time he has spent working on more local campaigns than just the Mayor. The Mayor is not Willy Wonka and he’s certainly not one to hand out golden tickets.

      • Anonymous November 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

        Known him for years…lol…when he was a teenager? Yeah all that worldly experience…enthusiasm doesn’t mean wisdom and lacking the real perspective of those years of wisdom creates a flawed SC member. Great he ran twice. Definitely deserves it more than anyone else. The other candidate didn’t deserve it for that reason I guess. Shame on him for not running twice. This is exactly why this school Committee just got worse….and you are wrong this is the land of Willy Wonka!

  5. Ward 4 Voter November 8, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

    Bob – completely agree on the at-large candidacy. She seems to have all the right qualifications, but just the wrong platform for this specific race.

  6. Anonymous November 9, 2017 at 11:30 am #

    Bob, you need a post about the Superintendent Interviews…I was impressed by the responses for the first two candidates. So are they letting our Asst. Sup. be the last candidate so she can sit at home and take in all the great things that these other candidates are saying? Talk about having and unfair advantage. She should have been the first one interviewed since she can watch these interviews discretely at home! Typical Peabody Politics at work!!!!

    BTW, This is why I love Hochman…For this one question that obviously Salem News picked up on at the interview too… “”If a student were to tell another student, ‘They have no place here,’ how do you respond to that?” Hochman asked.” Can you say how does that make you feel Mr. Mayor??? I was laughing so loud…

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