Voters in the two wards of the city of St. Mary last week re-elected one alderman by a narrow margin in one race and selected the only newcomer on the ballot in the other.
First-time challenger Jennifer Schwartz defeated the board’s longest-serving member, Rose Rosenzweig, for the Ward 2 seat.
Schwartz received 30 votes to Rosenzweig’s 20.
Rosenzweig had been appointed in May of 2016 to succeed Dennis Bovey one month after he had been elected, and she was elected in April 2017.
Jennifer Weiss won re-election as the Ward 1 alderman by turning back a challenge from former alderman Clyde Cassoutt.
Weiss captured 17 votes to Cassoutt’s 15.
While the 30 Ward 1 voters who cast ballots in the race on election day were split evenly, the only two absentee votes in the race had been cast for Weiss.
See complete story in the April 10 edition of the Herald.