New comer Danielle Walsh (17.02%) was the top voter getter in yesterday's Board of Education elections easily topping the #2 & #3 vote getters, incumbents Joan Minnuies(16.11%) and James Cody(14.32%).
As a result of her win, Danielle Walsh unseated incumbent Leonora Caminiti from the BOE.
Interesting to note, former BOE member Chris Aveta lost for the 2nd time in a row, in his attempt to regain a seat on the Middletown Board of Education. Aveta had the lowest vote totals last night with 1320 votes (7.92%). The next lowest vote getter was 18 year old Tom Ballard, who didn't campaign, had no election signs and is allegedly attending college out of state!
I would think that after this embarrassing loss, Aveta needs to pack it in. The people have spoken and they don't want him anywhere near the BOE.
My congratulations go out to the winners.