PLAINVILLLE – Republicans won big in Plainville Tuesday night, with all GOP candidates being elected to both the Town Council and Board of Education.
Following their election night win, five Republicans will sit on the Town Council. Two democrats who also received a large number of votes will join them.
The Town Council candidates whom received the most votes are Republicans David Underwood at 1,967 votes, Deb Tompkins at 1,855 votes, Jacob Rocco at 1,764 votes, Kathy Pugliese at 1,954 votes and Joe Catanzaro at 1,824 votes. The two Democrats re-elected to the Town Council are Jesse Gnazzo, who won 1,858 votes and Chris Wazorko, who won 1,754 votes.
Republican Board of Education members elected were Rachel Buchanan with 1,479 votes, Lori Consalvo with 1,447 votes and Cassandra Clark with 1,455 votes. Democrat Becky Tyrell was re-elected with 1,351 votes.
Pugliese said that the Republican win was “not a total surprise.”
“It re-affirms what we have been working for during the past two years,” she said. “We took care of Plainville residents during covid and we will continue to do so going forward.”
Catanzaro said that he is “really excited” to be joining the Town Council.
“I’m looking forward to making Plainville a better place to live and to raise a family,” he said.
Democratic Town Council member Chris Wazorko said that while he is disappointed with the results of the election, he still thanks those who came out to vote in support of him.
“The good news is that I will continue to try to do the best I can for the residents of Plainville regardless of who sits on the council with me,” he said.
Democratic Town Councilor Jesse Gnazzo also thanked voters who supported him and offered a sportsman-like congratulations to the Republican council members who were elected.
“I am happy to have the opportunity to continue to serve my community,” he said.
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