Election Day produced a few surprises that are sure to change the political dynamic at city hall in the year to come.
Longtime former councilor Calvin Brown topped the ticket in his return to the Councillor at Large position. Leo Robinson finished second and Roseann Bongiovanni came in third.
Stanley Troisi finished out of the money thus bringing to an end a very long and distinguished political career.
Newcomer Kathleen Cronin Bishop bested Richard Pantano for the District One councillor’s seat. Bishop, the daughter of former Alderman Robert Bishop, who is Chelsea’s well-known city clerk, beat Pantano 338-236.
Richard Moronski, a lifelong Chelsea resident with deep roots in the city defeated Norieliz DeJesus 232-124 for the District Three seat. Carlos Rodriguez, a write-in, scored 46 votes.
Council President Brian Hatleberg defeated Henry Wilson in District Five, 118-60 while in District Six, Marilyn Vega –Torres beat Guiseppe Recupero, 87-62.
Recupero ran two years ago.
In District Seven, Attorney Anthony Pellegrino bested long time Chelsea political presence Deborah Washington, 144-115. Clifford Cunningham, a write-in, scored 8 votes.
Everyone running for the School Committee did so without opposition.
At Large School Committeeman Morrie Seigal received 1693 votes; District One School Committeewoman Rosemarie Carlisle got 449 votes; District Two SC member Michael Caulfield received 159; District Three SC member Melinda Alvarado-Vega received 295; Lucia Colon, District Four SC member scored 107 votes; District 6 SC member Ana Hernandez got 106 votes while District 7 and District 8 SC members Ramona Foster and Edward Ells received 192 votes and 239 votes, respectively.