Local Election

One incumbent loses Harvard City Council seat

HARVARD – Voters in three of the city’s four aldermanic wards tentatively elected two newcomers and tossed out one incumbent Tuesday evening, but only by a handful of votes, according to unofficial results.

Ward 2 Incumbent Crystal Musgrove lost her bid for a second term in a three-way race to newcomer Michael Kelly. Kelly, a sales engineer, had 63 votes to about 30 apiece for Musgrove and Scott Logan, a former alderman who lost by two votes in 2013. In Ward 1, voters elected Ron Burlingame over Duffy Seyller by only eight votes. In Ward 3, incumbent Michael Clark beat challenger Robert O’Halloran by only 46 votes to 33.

However, vote totals Tuesday night did not include provisional and late-mail ballots, which have yet to be counted. Election authorities have two weeks after the election to receive and count votes.

The largest issue driving the candidates was the city's perceived lackluster growth and budget constraints.

Ward 4 Alderman Jeremy Adams ran unopposed.

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