In a major thrashing, Mayor Pat Murphy defeated challenger Bob Coppola 4032, 1734. That's the unofficial count. It was a big night for the Republicans who won every seat they ran for but one.
The new Town Council will consist of 6 Republicans and 3 Democrats. Republicans: Esposito, O'Brien, Buck-Taylor, Szendy, Guendelsberger, Bass. Democrats: Bayer, Mullen, Lundgren. Venerable Councilman John Lillis lost.
It was certainly not a happy night for the School Superintendent...Republicans now have a 5-4 majority on the Board of Ed.
And how did New Milford First fare? It scored a big zero. Not even close.