Bai­ley vaults to sec­ond term

The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT) - - FRONT PAGE - BY PRESS STAFF

MID­DLE­FIELD — Ed Bai­ley won his sec­ond two-year term as chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer dur­ing Tues­day’s elec­tion, with 584 votes over his chal­lenger, pe­ti­tion­ing un­af­fil­i­ated can­di­date Ed Wald­ner. The vote was 765 to 181. In ad­di­tion to his six years as a se­lect­man, Bai­ley, a 31-year Rock­fall res­i­dent, served as chair­man of the Mid­dle­field Wa­ter Pol­lu­tion Con­trol Au­thor­ity, a mem­ber of the Lake Beseck En­vi­ron­men­tal Com­mit­tee and chair­man of the bi­par­ti­san Char­ter Re­vi­sion Com­mis­sion.

In the select­men’s race, Demo­crat David M. Burgess earned 546 votes and Repub­li­can Bob Ya­martino, 627.

Demo­cratic Town Clerk Donna M. Golub won 906 votes, while Demo­cratic Trea­surer Taryn R. Ruffino took the of­fice with 667 votes to Repub­li­can and for­mer first se­lect­man Jon A. Brayshaw’s 560.

In the tax col­lec­tor race, Demo­crat Anne L. Ol­szewski gar­nered 930 votes, and Board of Fi­nance vic­tors are Repub­li­cans Melissa Kowal, 738, David J. Lowry, 791, and Joel O. Nick, 726. They won over Demo­cratic can­di­date Peter T. Nei­d­hardt, who lost with 608 votes.

For Board of Assess­ment Ap­peals, Demo­crat Robert E. Lip­tak, 669, and Repub­li­can Nancy Cur­rlin, 707, both won their bids.

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