The results for Wellesley’s annual election are in, with about 1 in 5 registered voters casting ballots to decide three contested town-wide races, plus Town Meeting seats. The results at this point are considered preliminary & unofficial, but none of the town-wide races were very close, so don’t expect any changes among the winners.
KC Kato will succeed Town Clerk Kathy Nagle, who decided to not to run again for the position she has held for 15 years. Kato scored almost 8 times as many votes as competitor Ron Alexander.
Alexander also fell short in his bid to join the School Committee. Linda Chow and incumbent Sharon Gray were elected to 3-year terms during which the Hardy Hunnewell Upham (HHU) plan, along with school safety, will be among the big topics.
In the other contested town-wide race, Katie Griffith and Laura Robert took the two seats up for grabs at the Natural Resources Commission.
See below for the rest of the results, including for Town Meeting seats. Don McCauley ran uncontested to become the new moderator for Town Meeting, which kicks off at the end of the month.