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Recount confirms winners of Cambridge City Council election

Posted by Brock Parker  December 13, 2013 04:15 PM

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A recount has confirmed the winners of the Cambridge City Council election, as ousted Councilor Minka vanBeuzekom failed to close the gap after she was narrowly defeated in last month's tally.

Official results of the recount released by the city Friday showed the vanBeuzekom actually lost some ground in the recount as City Councilor-elect Dennis Carlone beat her by 20 votes. VanBeuzekom had been only 13 votes behind Carlone in election results from the official count held in November and she successfully petitioned for the recount.

Fellow winner Nadeem Mazen also widened his margin of victory in the recount by finishing 37 votes ahead of vanBeuzekom. He had finished only 14 votes ahead of the one-term councilor in the count held in November.

In addition to confirming Carlone's and Mazen’s election, the recount also confirmed the election of Dennis Benzan, Marc McGovern and the re-election of Leland Cheung, Craig Kelley, David Maher, E. Denise Simmons and Tim Toomey Jr.

The inauguration ceremony will be held for the Cambridge City Council on Monday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m. in the Sullivan Chamber of Cambridge City Hall.

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