Lack defeats 2 to become Colona mayor


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Posted Online: April 09, 2013, 10:43 pm
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By Lisa Hammer, correspondent@qconline.com
CAMBRIDGE -- Ald. Rick Lack, in a three-way race, was elected mayor of Colona on Tuesday.

Mr. Lack won 426 votes or 58 percent of the vote, according to unofficial totals. Erik Brown had 202 votes, or 27 percent, and Donald L. Ropp Jr. had 104 votes, or 14 percent.

"I'm real happy with the way things turned out and a little scared with the responsibility," said Mr. Lack.

He said he felt people appreciated his experience with the city.

"I grew up in this town, and people know who I am and know the type of things I stand for, and I hope I can earn their trust," he said.

At 31 years old, newcomer Mr. Brown said he felt he "made a good jump" at the election.
"My name is out there; we'll see just where I'm called. We'll see what happens. They know about me. They know my name now."

Mr. Ropp said he would remain active with the city even if he didn't win as mayor.
"If people don't vote, they get what they get," he said.

For alderman in Ward 3, Patricia Ruhl had 116 votes to Larry L. Ropp's 89 votes. Write-in candidate Matthew Jones had 61 votes.

In the only other contested race in Ward 4, Rafe Thrasher beat out Rich Holman, who had been appointed to the council to replace Clinton Sullivan who moved out of Colona. Mr. Thrasher had 90 votes to Mr. Holman's 77.

Incumbent alderman Jack Richardson received 75 votes in an uncontested race in Ward 1.
Jen Roth took 155 votes for an unexpired two-year term in Ward 4.



















 




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