The (straw poll) votes have been counted and with less than two months to go until Election Day, Haverhill Democrats have made their voices heard. At Saturday’s annual Haverhill Democratic City Committee Breakfast at Maria’s restaurant, attendees cast ballots in the municipal races for mayor, City Council and School Committee.
In the mayoral race, incumbent James J. Fiorentini easily walked away a winner, nabbing 86 percent of the vote over first-time challenger, Haverhill Police Officer Dan Trocki, who received the other 14 percent.
Fiorentini tells WHAV he was thrilled to take top honors over the weekend. “I’m very grateful to the Haverhill Democratic City Committee and those who attended for their overwhelming support. I’ll never take anyone’s support for granted. I’m going to continue to work hard and to go to every neighborhood in the city and I hope to earn the votes of our citizens.”
In the race for City Council, current President John A. Michitson was a hit with breakfast voters, earning 56 percent of the vote. Newcomers Joseph Sherlock and Nicholas Golden followed with 55 and 52 percent of the votes respectively.
Incumbent School Committee member Gail M. Sullivan won 86 percent of voters’ support, followed by newcomer Thomas W. Grannemann (51 percent) and Sven A. Amirian (48 percent).
Participants also voted for presidential candidates, with 37 percent of voters casting ballots for Elizabeth Warren. Joe Biden received 24 percent of the vote, with Pete Buttigieg coming in third at 14 percent.
Haverhill’s municipal election takes place Tuesday, Nov. 5.
THE FULL STRAW POLL RESULTS ARE AS FOLLOWS
James J. Fiorentini, 86 percent
Daniel S. Trocki, 14 percent
Joseph J. Bevilacqua, 19 percent
Michael S. McGonagle, 3 percent
Douglas W. Edison, 48 percent
Bill Macek, 37 percent
Nicholas J. Golden, 52 percent
Fred A. Simmons, 34 percent
Thomas J. Sullivan, 47 percent
Shaun P. Toohey, 6 percent
John A. Michitson, 56 percent
Kenneth E. Quimby, 14 percent
Melinda E. Barrett, 49 percent
Timonthy J. Jordan, 30 percent
Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien, 36 percent
Stavros A. Dimakis, 4 percent
Joseph Patrick Sherlock, 55 percent
Colin F. LePage, 38 percent
Scott W. Wood Jr. 27 percent
Stephanie Lyn Viola, 8 percent
Toni A. Sapienza-Donais, 15 percent
Sven A. Amirian, 48 percent
Thomas W. Grannemann, 51 percent
Gail M. Sullivan, 82 percent