UTICA, NY-- One week after the Utica City School Board elections all of the votes are finally in and deemed official.
More than 100 ballots were opened and counted Tuesday night at the Utica City School Administration Office building in Utica to determine who earned the two open seats.
Of the six candidates running for the board of education, Anthony LaPolla earned the most votes, receiving 1,410. Joseph Hobika Jr. has been elected to the second seat with 1,342 votes and incumbent Donald Dawes earned his seat back with 1,314 votes. Briana Moriarty secured 1,298, just 16 votes shy from her opponent.
Last week three candidates were separated by just four votes, Dawes received 1,255 votes, Moriarty edged out Joseph Hobika Jr. by one vote, 1,245-1,244 and Anthony LaPolla still had the most votes, with 1,335 ballots.
LaPolla and Hobika will each win a five-year seat. Dawes will serve the board for the next three years.