Plainville Republican voters support party's endorsed slate in primary election

Published on Tuesday, 10 September 2019 20:47


PLAINVILLE - Republican voters supported the party’s endorsed slate Tuesday in a primary election.

Ultimately, when votes were tallied, the party endorsed candidates Ty Cox, Katherine Pugliese, Jacob Rocco, Deb Tompkins and David Underwood for the Town Council and Rachel Childress Buchanan for the Board of Education made it onto November’s ballot.

Nicole Palmieri, vice chairwoman of the Board of Education, petitioned to run for a council seat, while Lori Consalvo, who now serves on the school board, petitioned to run for re-election.

Of those registered to vote in the Republican primary, 14% came out to the polls with 349 people casting ballots out of 2,501.

Before noon, turnout appeared sparse at the town’s four polling locations: Linden Street School, Plainville Fire House, Toffolon Elementary School and Wheeler Elementary School.

At each location, the two petition candidates placed their campaign signs around those for the party endorsed candidates.

At Wheeler Elementary School, Florine Corriveau and her husband came out in support of Jacob Rocco for council.

“He’s a neighbor and we know him very well, so we’re giving him our support,” she said.

At the Plainville Fire House, Ursula and Joe Szczepanski said that they came out to the polls to support Rachel Childress Buchanan for school board.

“We support Rachel,” said Joe Szczepanski. “She went to high school with our daughter and is a long-time friend.”

Ursula Szczepanski added that Childress Buchanan is a “really good person.”

“I hope that she gets the position,” she said.

Michael Jennings also stopped by the Plainville Fire Station to cast his vote around noon saying he intended to support the endorsed slate.

The unofficial votes for Town Council candidates were:

Nicole Palmieri received 133 votes

 Ty Cox received 240 votes

Katherine Pugliese received 271 votes

 Jacob Rocco received 246 votes

 Deb Tompkins received 267votes

 David Underwood received 287 votes

The unofficial votes for the Board of Education vacancy were:

 Lori Consalvo received 136 votes

 Rachel Childress Buchanan received 181 votes

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Tuesday, 10 September 2019 20:47. Updated: Tuesday, 10 September 2019 20:50.