6-vote margin in race for Ludlow selectman, change on Board of Public Works

Incumbent Selectman Brian Mannix re-elected with 2nd place finish

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Voters in the town of Ludlow returned an incumbent selectman to office, and elected a new one. Derek DeBarge finished first in Monday’s town election, securing a three-year term on the Board of Selectman with 691 votes. Selectman Brian Mannix finished in second, securing his re-election by a six-vote margin. Joshua Carpenter finished in a close third with 570 votes, and Darlene Cincone finished fourth.

Two incumbents were unseated on the Board of Public Works. Stephen Santos and Alexander Simao were the top vote-getters, defeating incumbents Richard Zucco and Rafael Quiterio, as well as challenger Guirherme “Bill” Rodrigues.

Raymond Phoenix, II was re-elected to a seat on the planning board, defeating challenger Pedro Almeida.

There were also races Monday for the School Committee, Board of Health, Library Trustee, Housing Authority, Board of Assessors, and Recreation Commission, but those were uncontested.

Here are the results from Monday’s contested races (* denotes winner):

Selectman (Top 2 Elected)

  • Derek DeBarge – 691*
  • Brian Mannix (Inc.) – 576*
  • Joshua Carpenter – 570
  • Darlene Cincone – 524

Board of Public Works (Top 2 Elected)

  • Stephen Santos – 643*
  • Alexander Simao – 599*
  • Richard Zucco (Inc.) – 514
  • Guirherme “Bill” Rodrigues – 507
  • Rafael Quiterio (Inc.) – 298

Planning Board (Top finisher elected)

  • Raymond Phoenix, II (Inc.) – 720*
  • Pedro Almeida – 610

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