Chester: Gugliemini In, Robshaw Out, Finney Retains Seat
Chester Borough Council shake up as Elizabeth Gugliemini earns spot on the November ballot alongside Matt Finney. Jim Robshaw loses in tight contest.
She went door to door in Chester, campaigning like a woman on a mission and at the end of Tuesday’s primary, Elizabeth Gugliemini bested incumbent Jim Robshaw by almost 20 votes to earn a Borough Council seat.
Robshaw’s running mate, incumbent Matt Finney retained his seat with 160 votes. Robshaw came in at 145 while Gugliemini had the high score of the night with 164.
“Mrs. Gugliemini is going to bring some new perspective to the council,” sad Chester Borough resident and retired Port Authority Police officer Will Jimeno. “And I went with her door to door as she spoke to the residents. Mrs. Gugliemini brings fresh new ideas and a passion to make our community better. A better community and a more transparent government then we have today.”
Out of the 504 registered, 273 cast their vote in the primary which included six mail-in ballots that brought voter participation to approximately 54 percent.
Jackie Spinelli, who was running unopposed alongside incumbent Karen Powell who was running to retain her seat, split the vote nearly even at an estimated 50 percent and 49 percent respectively.
Spinelli tallied 532 votes while Karen Powell picked up 523.
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