Arlington Town Election 2011 Results
Arlington voters chose experience over change at the polls, favoring incumbents and candidates who have served in other town leadership roles.
With the town facing a $4 million budget deficit, a public school system entrenched in legal battles and budget cuts, a number of pending construction projects and a possible override, Arlington voters had some pivotal decisions to make at this year's town election.
Over 2,000 more voters came out to the polls this year as compared to last year's figures; in 2011, 7,466 Arlington residents cast their ballots, as opposed to the 5,473 that voted in 2010. The Town Clerk's Office attributed the higher voter turnout to the number of contested races on the ballot.
Ultimately, Arlington voters sided with experience rather than change. After serving 17 years as Assistant Clerk, Stephanie Lucarelli defeated Former Selectman Jack Hurd by more than 1,000 votes to become Arlington's new Town Clerk. In the Board of Selectmen's races, voters favored former Chair Diane Mahon, two-term Selectman Annie LaCourt and Finance Committee member Dan Dunn. In the School Committee race, voters chose Former Chairman Joe Curro, current School Committee member Leba Heigham and Bill Hayner, a retired teacher and longtime teacher's union leader.
See the tables below for comprehensive election results for each race.
Town Clerk, Three-Year Term
Board of Selectmen, One-Year Term
Board of Selectmen, Three-Year Term
School Committee Members, Three-Year Term
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