By now everyone knows that Representative Robert Correia will square off against fellow Representative David Sullivan in general election to see who becomes the next mayor of Fall River.
There are those who feel that their vote doesn't matter, but this was certainly an election that proves that every vote counts. While Bob Correia handily took first place with 4,125 votes, David Sullivan squeaked out his second place finish with 2,411. Sullivan's second place finish was secured by only 280 more votes than the 5th place finisher, Eric Poulin.
The moral of the story is if you liked Alves, Kilby or Poulin but didn't vote for them you may have cost them the race.
Dave Sullivan 2,411
Al Alves 2,213
Brad Kilby 2,155
Eric Poulin 2,131
Votes do matter.
Considering how often I heard people tell me that 'Poulin can't win' and 'I'm voting for Sullivan' or 'I'm voting for Kilby' I think there is a strong chance that Poulin should have been the second place finisher.
Did anyone think that Bill Whitty would finish sixth? I know I was just as surprised that Al Alves finished 3rd.
There is no truth to the rumor that Al finished so high because 'Manny Alves voters' got confused
If you're Brad Kilby does loaning your own campaign $40,000 dollars still seem like a good idea?
I'm not the first to observe it but isn't it amazing that everyone called for change but voted for all the same old people?
Pat Richards championed senior safety yet only managed a 17th place finish in the council race which led someone to humorously quip to me "maybe the seniors were to afraid to come out and vote".
Kevin Aguiar received the most votes of any candidate - period. You can't convince me he's not running for a State Rep. seat if Correia wins the general election.
Could there be any truth to the rumor that one candidate bused in people from outside the city to hold signs for his campaign?
I wonder what it's like to be Ed Lambert right now?
I would like to say a personal thank you to all the candidates who ran, all the people who volunteered and all the citizens who voted. I'm optimistic about our city and our political process and all of you made it happen.