Verga and Romeo Theken lead voters in preliminary mayoral elections | New
GLOUCESTER – Greg Verga and Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken garnered the most votes in the Gloucester Mayor preliminary election on Tuesday.
Out of a total of 6,306 votes cast, Verga received the most votes with 3,178. Romeo Theken collected 1,831. A total of 21,948 are registered to vote in Gloucester.
The results were announced around 8:30 p.m. at the town hall. Verga waited in the City Hall auditorium until the final tally was announced by Clerk Joanne Senos.
“The results speak for themselves,” Verga said after an interview with 1623 Studios about her victory. “It shows people what is changing. I started late, mid June, and now we are there. I appreciated the other candidates. They did a great job and I enjoy the process.
Verga was previously a city councilor and a member of the school committee. He ran in the 2015 preliminary municipal elections, but did not advance, placing third with just 13% of the vote. This year he won half.
Romeo Theken ultimately won the 2015 election and has been its mayor ever since. She was not at city hall Tuesday night to hear the results.
Verga and Romeo Theken will run against each other in the municipal elections on Saturday, November 2. The races of the municipal councilor in general, the neighborhood councilor and the school committee will also be on the ballot.
Michael Cronin can be contacted at 978-675-2708 or [email protected]