In a historic election for the Town of Easton, Megan Cook has been elected as the town’s first woman mayor. Cook’s victory was a decisive one, as she earned 1,068 votes in person, beating out incumbent Mayor Robert Willey and current Ward 1 Councilman Al Silverstein.
As the current Easton Town Council President, Cook brings years of experience and leadership to the position of mayor. Her victory is a testament to the town’s desire for change and progress.
Cook’s election is a significant milestone for women in politics, especially in a town where women have historically been underrepresented in elected positions. With her victory, Cook has shattered the glass ceiling and paved the way for future generations of women to follow in her footsteps.
But Cook’s victory is not just about gender representation. It is also a testament to her vision for the town and her ability to rally support behind her campaign. Throughout her campaign, Cook emphasized the need for greater community involvement, economic growth, and infrastructure development.
By engaging with voters and making her vision clear, Cook was able to inspire voters to turn out in record numbers on election day. A steady stream of voters kept the polls busy throughout the day, with more than 2,200 town residents stopping by the Easton Volunteer Fire Department to cast their ballots.
Despite Cook’s decisive victory, the election was not without its share of drama. As of Wednesday afternoon, 226 absentee ballots remained to be counted, making the Ward 1 and Ward 3 seats too close to call.
In Ward 1, Frank Gunsallus holds a narrow 11-vote lead over Maureen Curry, while in Ward 3, David Montgomery has a larger lead over incumbent Ward 3 Councilman Ron Engle.