Northampton voters narrow field for mayor to City Councilor and business owner in preliminary election

NORTHAMPTON — A long-term city councilor and a business owner will appear on the ballot to run for mayor after besting two other opponents in a preliminary election on Tuesday.

Gina-Louise Sciarra, a city councilor and communications manager for Pathlight, was the highest vote-getter in the four-way race, receiving 3,203 ballots. Marc Warner, owner of Warner Transportation Consulting Inc., came in second with 1,148 votes.

Shanna Fishel, a social worker, and Roy Martin, a retiree who ran for the position for the 10th time, finished third and fourth with 737 and 81 ballots respectively and will not appear on the ballot for the Nov. 2 general election. Rosechana H. Gordon, who had dropped out of the race but still appeared on the ballot, received 31 votes, according to the unofficial results.

The crowded field for mayor emerged after David Narkewicz, who has led the city since 2011, announced in January that he would not run for another four-year term.

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