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Conlon jumps to 2nd place in City Council Race

July 22nd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Thursday’s count of the mail-in and absentee ballots has led to a change in position in the Cumberland City Council race- with candidate Mary Conlon jumping into the second spot, just one vote ahead of James Furstenberg and pushing Councilman Joe George to the fourth and final position. There were 7 candidates on the primary  ballot with the top four advancing to the November general election- fighting for two open city council seats. Richard “Rock” Cioni remains in the top spot with 1,422 votes- easily outdistancing all others in the race.  At the end of the night Tuesday, after the counting of the early and election day votes, political newcomer Furstenberg was in the second position, followed by George and Conlon. The shift in position among those candidates can’t really be viewed as predictive of how the race may play out with Conlon, Furstenberg and George separated by just a total of 34 votes- with the final mail-in ballot canvass- making the results official- set for July 29th. Conlon  is a retired teacher whose family has a history in Cumberland politics as her father served as mayor in the early 1970’s.