WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Westfield Mayor Brian Sullivan was unchallenged in his bid for a second term this year. The big contested race in Westfield this year was for City Council At-Large. There were also contested council races in Wards 3, 4 and 5, as well as citywide races for school committee Athenaeum trustee.
Residents also voted on a non-binding question asking residents whether they want to extend the mayor’s term to four years.
City Council At-Large
Incumbents Dan Allie, Brent Bean, John Beltrandi, Dave Flaherty, and Cindy Harris have been re-elected to City Council At-Large.
Incumbents Steve Dondley and Matthew Van Heynigen have lost their seat this election. Replacing them are Matt Emmershy and Nicholas Morganelli, Jr.City Council Ward 3
Incumbent Andrew Surprise has been re-elected to Ward 3 City Council, beating out challenger Robert Atkocaitis.City Council Ward 4
Michael Burns has defeated Dawn Thomas in the race for Ward 4 City Council.City Council Ward 5
Incumbent Robert Paul has been re-elected to Ward 5 City Council, beating out challenger Leslie Lefebvre.School Committee
Incumbent Cindy Sullivan has been re-elected to School Committee.
Timothy O’Connor and Heather Sullivan were elected to School Committee.
Incumbent Jeffrey Gosselin has lost his seat this election.Athenaeum Trustee
Incumbent Jayne Mulligan has been re-elected to Athenaeum Trustee, beating out challenger Jason Philips.Ballot Question
Residents voted “No” to the ballot question, meaning the mayor’s current two term will still be in effect.