Local Election

Nolan wins tight race in Harvard

HARVARD – A tight mayoral battle in Harvard eventually went the way of incumbent Jay Nolan on Tuesday night.

Nolan took 53 percent of the vote against William Parker, according to unofficial results.

“I look forward to serving Harvard, and I’ll do it the best I can for the citizens,” Nolan said.

Nolan, who spent two years on the city council before his election as mayor in 2005, referenced his fiscal responsibility in keeping a balanced budget during the lead-up to the election.

Parker, 36, is a political newcomer and Navy veteran who opposed the city’s decisions to raise taxes and water and sewage rates.

He also wrote a letter to the editor criticizing Nolan for his dishonesty in explaining the circumstances that led to the hiring of former Alderman Darrell Perkins to the Public Works Department.

– Shawn Shinnemann

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