Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini during a recent state house ceremony.
Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini appears to have won his write-in campaign for Democratic state committeeman for the First Essex District.
While ballots are still being hand counted, Fiorentini has secured almost 400 votes in Haverhill—more than the 50-minimum required to be seated. Newburyport City Clerk Richard B. Jones told WHAV this morning the mayor received 12 votes in that city. In Methuen, he garnered eight write-in votes, according to City Clerk Christine Touma-Conway
“Only Mayor Fiorentini had any write-in votes to note and he had eight. Nobody else had anything that I even would have kept track of,” she said.
Fiorentini conducted a write-in campaign for the seat he has held for 15 years after a technical problem prevented his name from appearing on the ballot. He had no known formal opposition.