LAWRENCE (CBS) – Daniel Rivera will be the new mayor of Lawrence, adding to his lead by 23 votes after Saturday’s election recount was finished.READ MORE: Pfizer Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine More Than 90% Effective In Kids
He defeated controversial incumbent Mayor William Lantigua.
Election workers reviewed the more than 15,000 ballots cast in the election. The recount took place at a school gym in Lawrence.
In the initial count on Election Day, Rivera won by 58 votes.
When the recount was over, he won by 81 votes.
The final tally was 7,628 votes for Rivera and 7,547 votes for Lantigua.
WBZ NewRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports