Democrats Win the Night in Kingston Elections
It was a sweep for the Democrats in Kingston on election night, as they take all but one seat on the common council. The other seat goes to Patrick O’Reilly in Ward 7 who wasn’t enrolled in a political party.
Mayor Steve Nobel talked with the Daily Freeman and said this was a big win for Kingston. Most of the Democratic candidates adopted the Mayor’s campaign theme of “One Kingston,” had a very good night. In all, Democrats captured eight of the nine seats. Nobel said the wins, will keep the city moving in the right direction.
Four of the nine members to the Kingston Common Council will be newcomers, they are, Morell, Worthington, O’Reilly and Shaut. The makeup of the current council is mostly Democratic, the lone Republican who currently holds a seat is three term incumbent Deborah Brown in Ward 9.
Common Council members server two-year terms, while the mayor and alderman at large serve for four years. Both the mayor and alderman terms will be up in 2019.