In the Easton Town Council election, Maureen Curry emerged victorious in the Ward 1 race, while David Montgomery claimed the Ward 3 seat. The outcome was determined after counting 212 absentee votes, making the races too close to call until the final moment. Onlookers, including mayoral candidates, eagerly awaited the results.
Curry narrowly defeated Frank Gunsallus in Ward 1, with a mere 19 votes separating the two. Despite an 11-vote lead from in-person voting, Gunsallus ultimately fell short. Curry expressed her excitement to rejoin the council and work with newly-elected Mayor Megan Cook.
In Ward 3, Montgomery triumphed over incumbent Councilman Ron Engle, crediting his victory to voters’ concerns about rapid growth in the area. Montgomery’s win signaled a desire for more cautious development.
The mayoral race saw history made as Megan Cook became the first female mayor of Easton, securing a decisive lead over her competitors. Over 2,200 residents cast their ballots, reflecting high community engagement in the election.