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Mullard wins Hurley mayor race by 1 vote


April 4, 2018

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POLL WORKERS Zita Hannula, left, and Clarice Koosman (hidden) help Gail DeFerro sign in to vote in Hurley's election Tuesday.

HURLEY - If there was ever a question whether an individual's vote mattered, Hurley's mayoral race Tuesday was a powerful argument in favor of the power of voting as Paul Mullard defeated incumbent Joe Pinardi by a single vote.

Mullard received 185 votes to Pinardi's 184. Mullard had served as mayor and on the city council in the past. Pinardi had been mayor for 14 years.

In the city council election, all six incumbents won re-election. Seven candidates ran for the six seats, with all but the lowest vote-getter winning a seat. Joanne Bruneau got the most votes with 287 votes, Steven Lombard...

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