Manchester's mayor re-elected

councilman voted out

May 16, 2007|By Laura McCandlish | Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter

Manchester Mayor Christopher B. D'Amario turned back a challenge by the town's former wastewater supervisor in yesterday's municipal elections, but one of two council members on the ballot lost his job to a relative newcomer.

David Richardson, 31, the general manager of a horse farm who moved to Manchester from Glyndon three years ago, ousted Joseph Jordan from the five-member Town Council. Incumbent Ryan M. Warner, 32, an accountant, easily won his third term as the highest vote-getter in a field of five candidates.

Only about 12 percent of Manchester's 2,350 registered voters -- 286 residents -- cast ballots in the biennial town elections. The council's other three seats will be on the ballot in 2009.

Richardson ousted Jordan by a 33-vote margin. Managing growth and making sure a new northeast-area high school stays in the county budget and is completed are his priorities, Richardson said last night.

"I'm not really coming in to try to shake things up," he said. "I want to make it a smooth transition and do what's best for this community."

The other two council candidates were Raymond W. Badders, who does promotional advertising for small businesses, and Wendall Sisler, a retired electrician.

D'Amario beat Douglas Myers, a civil engineer and recent Carroll County commissioner candidate, by a 34-vote margin.

In his campaign, the mayor spoke out for finding a new source of public water, while Myers favored focusing on water conservation.

The winners will be sworn in during a reorganizational meeting of the council May 23.

laura.mccandlish@baltsun.com

RESULTS

Mayor Votes

*Christopher B. D'Amario (I) 156 Douglas Myers 122 Town Council Votes *Ryan M. Warner (I) 178 *David Richardson 142 Joseph Jordan (I) 109 Raymond W. Badders 58 Wendall M. Sisler 24 (I) denotes incumbent

* denotes winning candidate

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