The seat at the table now won’t be quite so lonely in Halifax as voters chose two selectmen in Tuesday’s special election to join Jonathan Selig in conducting the business of the town.
The special town election was held on the same date as the state’s mid-term election.
John Bruno, former selectman and town moderator, among others, will join Selig, as will Naja Nessralla, who will fill the unexpired term of Ashley Disesa, until May 18, 2024. Bruno, who ran unopposed, will fill the unexpired term of Alexander Meade until May 17, 2025. Nessralla won by a substantial margin, with 1035 votes. His closest opposition came from Dennis Carman who garnered 731 votes. Mary Gravinese won 579 votes, David M. Mascio got 529 votes, and William Smith 228 votes. 467 voters chose not to choose and left their ballots blank. Six voters chose someone else not on the ballot.
In all, 3,180 of Halifax’s 6,241 registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s election, just over half, or 50.95%.