A familiar face is back in charge in Pittston.
Democrat Mike Lombardo has reclaimed the Pittston mayor’s office, defeating independent candidate Charles Bufalino in Tuesday’s General Election. Lombardo previously served two terms as mayor from 1998 through 2005.
“I’m really psyched,” Lombardo said of his victory.
Lombardo won with 918 votes — or roughly 75 percent of the total — to Bufalino’s 298.
Meanwhile, Exeter’s incumbent mayor was ousted from office after a recent police controversy.
Amid the backdrop of residents’ concerns about police staffing, Exeter Mayor Herman Castellani was narrowly edged out by independent candidate Denise Adams.
Adams received 622 votes — or about 52 percent of the total — to Castellani’s 562.
Adams served on the borough council for eight years, spearheading a paint group while chairing the Parks and Recreation Board that refurbished the playground on Thomas Street.
In Wyoming Borough, mayor Bob Boyer was defeated by Republican candidate Joseph John Dominick, who received 621 votes to Boyer’s 243.
Ward 01 Council
Frank M. Marriggi Sr., Democrat, 150
John Vols Jr., Democrat, 123
Ward 02 Council
Stanley Waleski, Democrat/Republican, 139
John D. Boone, Democrat/Republican, 132
Stanley Knick Jr., Democrat, 344
Joseph X. Karkut, Democrat, 330
Mark Kowalczyk, Democrat, 319
Robert “Bob” Price, Republican, 250
Jeffrey “Jef” Bauman, Democrat/Republican, 679
Justin Tonte, Democrat/Republican, 621
James Gromelski, Democrat, 568
Mike McGlynn, Democrat, 538
Ed Ameika, Republican, 509
Audrey Roberts Yager, Republican, 390
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Denise Adams, Independent, 622
Herman Castellani, Democrat/Republican, 562
Joseph Pizano, Democrat/Republican, 857
David R. Balent, Democrat/Republican, 796
Richard Murawski, Democrat, 714
Carmen M. Marranca, Republican, 613
Joseph John Bender Jr., Democrat, 277
Daniel Fetch Jr., Republican, 256
Stephen M. Sperlazzo, Republican, 200
Benjamin Gadomski, Democrat, 179
Marie J. Griglock, Democrat, 259
Barbara A. Gatto, Democrat, 237
Robert Gable, Democrat, 229
Carl Yastremski, Republican, 336
Paul J. Benderavich, Republican, 319
Frank J. Magdalinski, Democrat, 202
Glen Gubitose, Democrat, 197
Anthony D’Eliseo, Republican, 235
Thomas L. Parry, Democrat, 182
Mike Lombardo, Democrat, 918
Charles Bufalino, Independent, 298
Michael A. Lombardo, Democrat, 918
Ken Bangs, Democrat, 763
Patrick S. Toole, Independent, 365
WEST PITTSTON BOROUGH
Ellen Quinn, Democrat/Republican, 757
James Butera, Democrat/Republican, 648
Barry Hosier, Republican, 515
William Bohn, Republican, 488
Brad Chikowski, Democrat, 387
Adam L. Ruderman, Democrat, 373
Raymond V. Judge, Republican, 581
Adam L. Ruderman, Democrat, 323
WEST WYOMING BOROUGH
Maureen A Zaboski, Democrat/Republican, 381
Danile Grescavage, Democrat, 318
Michael J. Dolan II, Democrat, 289
David L. Alberigi Jr., Republican, 282
Joseph John Dominick, Republican, 621
Bob Boyer, Democrat, 243
PITTSTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Joseph Salvo, Democrat , 2,714
John Lombardo, Republican, 2,384
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