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Natick selectman Ostroff wins third term

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  March 28, 2012 10:57 AM

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Natick Selectman Joshua Ostroff was elected to a third term Tuesday defeating former Finance Committee chairman Rick Jennett by a vote of 2,119 to 1,497, according to returns provided by the Town Clerk's office.

Ostroff had 58.5 percent of the vote to 41.3 percent for Jennett.

Meanwhile, School Committee Chairman David Margil won his bid for re-election to one of the two seats available, with 2,273, or 39 percent of the vote. Firkins Reed came in close second, winning the other position, with 2,175 votes, or 37.5 percent. Timothy Kelley finished third with 1,340 votes, or 23.1 percent.

Ostroff said in a phone interview that he looked forward to continue working with the current board, and thanked Jennett for running a strong campaign.

"I’m very gratified by the results of the town election, and I will continue to do my best to serve all people of Natick," Ostroff said.

Ostroff said in a previous Boston.com article that this term will be his last.

Many officials ran unopposed including:

Julian Munnich - five-year Planning Board position
Peter Nottonson - two-year Planning Board position
John Wadsworth - Planning Board Association
Molly Reed - Board of Assessors
Peter Delli Colli - Board of Health
David Parish - Housing Authority

Overall, 3,698 ballots were cast, which is about 15.88 percent of all registered voters in Natick.

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