DeCarlo wins Town Justice election in Barre

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 November 2013 at 10:43 am

BARRE — Richard DeCarlo is the winner of a very close race for Barre town justice.

DeCarlo, the Republican, saw his Election Day vote edge narrow from nine to six votes after the absentees were counted today. But he still prevailed over Rick Root, 213-207.

DeCarlo gained 8 absentees and Root, the Democrat, picked up 11. Sean Pogue, a Conservative, also gained 5 absentees for a final tally of 122.

“We had three quality candidates and we all worked very hard,” DeCarlo said. “We just went out and presented ourselves. There was no mudslinging.”

DeCarlo works as a project superintendent for Wegmans in the company’s construction division. He will replace Al Jones, who is retiring.

“It’s something I always wanted to do,” DeCarlo said. “I never try to rush to judgement or prejudge people. As a judge, I know I can make a difference in somebody’s life.”