Ware pushes closer, but Connell still earns re-election in Westport

Tyler, McCormick tabbed for town council

— Two years ago, Daniel Connell scored an easy re-election bid over Bruce Ware.

In their second runoff, Ware earned more votes, but was still unable to unseat the five-time incumbent in the Nov. 8 General Election.

Connell received 295 votes based on the unofficial numbers from the Essex County Board of Elections, while Ware received 226 votes.

“I’m pleased that the voters of Westport have thought enough of my work to elect me to a sixth term,” Connell said. “I look forward to working with the town board and the citizen’s committees. Hopefully, we will continue to work together in the same way that we have during the past 10 years for the future of the town of Westport.”

Ware was currently serving as a member of the town council, one of the two seats up in the election.

Fellow incumbent councilman Michael “Ike” Tyler won back his seat with 341 votes. Former Westport Central School guidance counselor Daniel McCormick won the other seat with 320 votes, while Nancy Page finished with 210 votes.

In uncontested races, Sheila Borden received 403 votes in re-election as Town Clerk, while Town Justice William LaHendro received 434 votes.

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