Romeo Theken will face McGeary in mayoral race


The Gloucester mayoral race has officially been narrowed down to two candidates. Of the 5,514 votes cast, current Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken came in first place with 2,328 votes, while City Council President Paul McGeary came in a close second with 2,025 votes in Tuesday’s primary.

Gregory Verga came in third with 1,090 votes. Dan Ruberti received 44 votes and Francisco Sclafani had 27.

“We are very please with the result,” said McGeary. “We had a good group who gave a lot of effort by knocking on doors and making many phone calls,”

“The fruitful and telling results of the debates helped highlight the strengths of our campaign, and we have built a very good base for November’s election. I look forward to engaging with Mayor Theken on the issues on our records and our visions for Gloucester.”

The race for Ward 1 city councilor was also trimmed down from three candidates to two. Scott Memhard came in first with 511 votes while Everett Brown had a total of 419. Rebecca Borden ended in third place with 309 votes.

With only a 5 percent difference in votes between Theken and McGeary, the November 3rd final could be a close finish to the 2015 elections.