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Unofficial Results Announced for Sudbury Town Election

There were several tight results among the contested races on Monday's ballot.

John Drobinski fell an unofficial 89 votes short of his bid for re-election. (File Photo)
John Drobinski fell an unofficial 89 votes short of his bid for re-election. (File Photo)
The unofficial results are in from Monday's Sudbury town election, and there will be some new faces on town and school boards as a result.

Results were posted just before 9 p.m. on the Town of Sudbury website, and according to the unofficial count, current Board of Selectmen chairman John C. Drobinski lost his re-election bid by a 89 votes.

Challenger Patricia A. Brown earned 1,561 votes to top the ticket and earn a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. Drobinski finished just behind Brown with 1,472 votes.

In another closely contested race, Christine A. Hogan topped the ticket with 1,576 votes to earn a three-year term for Sudbury School Committee. Incumbent Ellen Winer Joachin earned the second spot with 1,421 votes. 

Lisa V. Kouchakdjian fell just short in third with 1,290 votes while incumbent Richad J. Robison was fourth with 1,180 votes.

In the final contested race, incumbents Elena M. Kleifges and Patricia M. Mostue were re-elected to the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional District School Committee, topping Sofya L. Gruman-Reznik.

The lone ballot question related to the proposed Sudbury Police Station passed. Check back momentarily for details on that vote.

Also elected into office on Monday night were the following residents who ran uncontested:
  • Park and Recreation Commissioner (Three years, vote for one): Michael T. Ensley.
  • Board of Assessors (Three years, vote for one): Liam J. Vesely.
  • Goodnow Library Trustee (Three years, vote for two): Robert William Iuliano (incumbent), and Barbary F. Pryor (incumbent).
  • Goodnow Library Trustee (One year, vote for one): Nancy Jane Hershfield.
  • Board of Health (Three years, vote for one): Susan R. Sama.
  • Sudbury Housing Authority (Five years, vote for one): Sherril P. Cline (incumbent). 
  • Planning Board (Three years, vote for one): Martin Joseph Long.
Carl Lee April 01, 2014 at 06:42 PM
From Kirsten Roopenian's Linkedin page here is her job description for her position in the Sudbury Planning office. Seems like a lot of responsibility for someone that works "in the Planning office 4-6 hours a week." She must be brilliant. We MUST hire her full time! Planning Department Town of Sudbury Government Agency; 201-500 employees; Government Administration industry June 2011 – Present (2 years 11 months) Review all past building projects: developer cost projections/actual. Escrow reimbursement inventory, projected/actual. Project status, all pertinent documents, appeals, required forms collected and filed. Ascertained paper trail for all projects within the Planning Office. Developed and edit monthly Town Manager Newsletter, reporting from all municipal departments. News relative to events that the taxpayer is impacted by, such as road closures, work in progress, project status, public safety issues.
Tweety Bird April 01, 2014 at 09:10 PM
Does KRoopenian work part time for Maureen as Media Relations and also in the planning office? Did the new planning department role make her benefit eligible? I don't think she is being completely truthful with her 4-6 hour comment.
kdroop April 01, 2014 at 10:54 PM
To clarify. Have not updated LinkedIn in two years. I am not media relations, I gather information for the newsletter as a part of my job, two hours a month. I do not work more than six hours unless I am covering for absent admin. I am not eligible for benefits, nor do I need them. I have nothing to hide, how about you give me a call and we can discuss in detail?
kdroop April 01, 2014 at 10:56 PM
Additionally, nationwide search? Hilarious!!!!
Carl Lee April 02, 2014 at 08:05 AM
@kdroop - To clarify. Are you saying your job description has changed since you were first hired two years ago by the town of Sudbury? Or are you saying the job description you posted isn't actually what you do for the town? Could it be that you actually do what you posted but are now downplaying that? Or could it be you EXAGGERATED what you do for the town to puff up your resume? I was really impressed by your stinit at Lotus Development where you were the Senior Administrator for "Director of Sales Planning, Finance, Vice President of Sales, CFO, CEO." Holy cow, you must have been busy working for all of those people at the same time! Lastly, funny how overnight you changed your Linkedin page job description for your current position with the town of Sudbury. Note to you: "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time." "Hilarious!!!"

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