NORTH HAVEN — Republican First Selectman Michael J. Freda won his fifth consecutive term in an overwhelming victory Tuesday.
Results showed Freda securing the seat with 4,616 votes to Democrat Alan Sturtz’s 1,094 votes. Freda was first elected in 2009.
“I’m very humbled to win by 85 percent,” Freda said. “I take this job very seriously. It demonstrates the public has put their trust in me and I won’t compromise that trust. I love the citizens of North Haven. No matter how difficult things get in municipal government, I pride myself on watching over the town. I’m fully energized and committed.”
Republican William Pieper outpaced Democrat Sally Buemi 3,654 to 1,761, so he will serve as second selectman and Buemi will serve another term as third selectman. Timothy Doheny did not run for re-election.
“It didn’t go the way the party had hoped,” Sturtz said. “I’m disappointed but I congratulated Mike on a great campaign. I thanked all the workers who volunteered. I couldn’t have done this without them and I feel good about what I did. I look forward working with the administration because, as I said to Mike, we both still live in this town. We have a lot of young energetic people and that makes me feel good.”
Sturtz has been reappointed to two-year positions on the Economic Development Commission and the Clean Energy Task Force.
Freda said his priorities have been keeping taxes low while maintaining services and increasing economic development to keep growing the grand list.
Republican swept all other races. J. Stacey Yarbrough won Town Clerk/ Tax Collector and LaurieJean Hannon won Town Treasurer. James Llanos and Dyann Vissicchio won Board of Finance. Ralph Ricciardelli won Board of Assessment Appeals. Vern Carlson won Planning and Zoning Commission and E. Richard Wilson won a seat to fill a vacancy.
Lewis Borrelli and Joseph Solimene won Planning and Zoning Commission alternate seats. Caren Genovese and Robert Hannon won Zoning Board of Appeals seats, with Andrew Gorry and Caroly Yaccarnio as alternates.
David Monz and Lawrence Lazaroff won Police Comissioner seats and Michael Zuccarelli Jr. and Pasquale Nuzzolillo won Fire Commissioner openings.