Rizzo, Arrigo Gear Up for Election Showdown

Councillor Brian Arrigo, with his wife Daveen at City Hall awaiting returns from the polls on Tuesday night.

Councillor Brian Arrigo, with his wife Daveen at City Hall awaiting returns from the polls on Tuesday night.

Mayor Dan Rizzo and Councilor-at-Large Brian Arrigo took the top two spots in Tuesday’s Preliminary Election for the Office of Mayor.

Rizzo and Arrigo secured the nominations and will face off in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Rizzo topped the three-candidate field with 2,782 votes while Arrigo was right behind with 2,668 votes. Cheryl Whittredge finished in third place with 81 votes.

Election Commissioner Diane R. Colella said that 22 percent or more than 5,500 of Revere’s 25,000 voters cast their ballots in  Tuesday’s election.

Rizzo thanked his supporters at his Election Night gathering and said, “Thank you to my family, friends and neighbors for helping us come out on top today. I am humbled by your continued friendship and support. This is a good first step for our committee and our city. Now we look to November.”

Arrigo, following a close finish in the primary, said, “We are obviously extremely pleased with this evening’s results.  We look forward to the next couple of months.  We can disagree without being disagreeable. We need to keep to the issues of the future of the city. “

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