Tony DeFeo won the four-way race today for the at-large seat on Town Council for a term that expires in 2019.
Former Smyrna Town Councilman Tony DeFeo won the special at-large council election today, June 27, in a four-way race.
Polls were open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Town Hall.
The results were read by Smyrna Election Board Chairman Richard Ruben. Here are the totals:
Tony DeFeo, 115;
Jennifer Hunter, 66;
Joe Hickey, 39;
Bob Wilson, 23.
The special election was needed to fill the unexpired term of former councilman John Embert who won election as mayor in April. The term expires in 2019.
DeFeo has served on council for a total of about seven years, in non-consecutive terms. Most recently, he won election to a term representing District 2 in 2014.
"I'm looking forward to getting back into some of the work we were doing when I was on the Utility Committee," said DeFeo. "There are several projects we were working on that I hope we can bring to fruition."
One of those projects is analyzing the costs in each step of the delivery of utilities to see where possible cost savings can be realized.
"We also have utilities that have far exceeded their useful life and need to be upgraded or replaced," he said.
DeFeo said during the campaign the main issue residents talked about was bringing bigger businesses to town to provide jobs and to help with the tax base as well.
"That's going to be something we need to focus on," he said.