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Pollak wins third seat on Brookline School Committee

Posted by Brock Parker  May 1, 2013 10:10 AM

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Newcomer David Pollak was elected to the Brookline School committee along with incumbents Helen Charlupski and Susan Wolf Ditkoff Tuesday in the town election.

Ditkoff received 4,992 votes to top the ticket in the race for three school committee seats. Charlupski received 4,544 votes, and Pollak secured the third seat with 4,292 votes while fellow challenger Laurence Onie lost with only 1,606 votes, according to unofficial results from the Brookline Town Clerk’s office.

In an uncontested race, Neil Wishinsky was elected to the Board of Selectmen with 5,291 votes and will fill a seat left vacant by Jesse Mermell, who took a job with Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration in January.

In a race for four seats as a trustee for the public library, challenger Puja P. Mehta was elected with 4,142 votes along with incumbents Michael A. Burstein, who received 4,343 votes; Jennifer Rees, who received 4,274 votes; and Judith A. Vanderkay, who received 3,873 votes. Challenger Magdalene Moran received 2,381 votes and failed to win a seat.

Voters also selected a number of Town Meeting representatives in the local election and a full list of the Town Meeting results can be found on the town’s website.
In the special U.S. Senate Primary election Tuesday, Democratic nomination winner Edward Markey received 6,851 votes in Brookline to top challenger Stephen Lynch’s 916 votes. In the Republican Primary, winner Gabriel E. Gomez received the most votes in Brookline with 439 to challenger Michael Sullivan’s 252 votes and Daniel Winslow’s 175 votes.

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