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How Blackstone Voted: 2021 Annual Town Elections

Congratulations to the winners in this year’s annual town election. Below is the unofficial results as announced by the Blackstone Town Clerk Tara Sullivan. Voter turn out this year is a little better at 19% vs last year’s 14% (898).

Precinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Total
Eligible Voters6,776
Total Voters4064543991,259 (19% voter turnout)

Congratulations to the Winners

Two of the Board of Selectmen seats were open this year, Ryan Chamberland won with 58.94% of the votes against incumbent Daniel Keefe who only got 39.79% of the votes. Newcomer Tanya Polak won with 65.29% of the votes vs Ryan Barry with 29.55% for the Board of Selectman seat that former Selectman Greene left in January. This year, there were only a few candidates for the 4 BMR District School Committee positions open vs last year when there were several residents running. While there were no nomination papers submitted for two positions, Timothy Howell and Matthew Bourgeois won seats for BMR District School Committee and Parks & Recreation Commission respectively. Below is the list of unofficial winners.

Board of Assessors: Franscena B. Schandelmayer-Davis

BMR District School Committee (Blackstone Rep), 4 year term: Keri Lynn Gaudette

BMR District School Committee (Blackstone Rep), Unexpired 4 year term expires ATE 2022: Timothy Howell

BMR District School Committee (Blackstone Rep), Unexpired 4 year term expires ATE 2024: Sarah Williams

BMR District School Committee (Millville Rep), 4 year term: Amanda Guilmain

Board of Health, 3 year term: Peter C. Ryan, Sr.

Moderator, Unexpired 3 year term expires ATE 2023: John Matthew Wozniac

Parks & Recreation Commission, 3 year term: Donald C. Cox and Robert D. Gilbert

Parks & Recreation Commission, Unexpired 3 year term expires ATE 2023: Matthew Bourgeois

Planning Board, 3 year term: Anthony M. Catalano

Board of Selectmen, 3 year term: Ryan Chamberland

Board of Selectmen, Unexpired 3 year term expires ATE 2022: Tanya Mourato Polak


Breakdown of the votes

2021 Blackstone Annual Town Elections

Board of Assessors, 3 year term

Precinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Total
Franscena B. Schandelmayer-Davis294322284900 (71.49%)
Blanks110128109347 (27.56%)
All Others24612 (0.95%)

BMR District School Committee (Blackstone Rep), 4 year term

Precinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Total
Keri Lynn Gaudette268313257838 (66.56%)
Timothy Howell8510498284 (22.56%)
Blanks534042135 (10.72%)
All Others0022 (0.16%)

BMR District School Committee (Blackstone Rep), Unexpired 4 year term expires ATE 2022

Precinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Total
Blanks3784133501,140 (90.63%)
Timothy Howell16201551 (4.05%)
All Others12213467 (5.32%)

BMR District School Committee (Blackstone Rep), Unexpired 4 year term expires ATE 2024

Precinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Total
Sarah Williams293359288940 (74.66%)
Blank11195107313 (24.86%)
All Others2046 (0.48%)

BMR District School Committee (Millville Rep), 4 year term

Precinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Total
Amanda Guilmain264323251838 (66.56%)
Blanks141129145415 (32.96%)
All Others1236 (0.48%)

Board of Health, 3 year term

Precinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Total
Peter C. Ryan, Sr.301354294949 (75.38%)
Blanks10497100301 (23.91%)
All Others1359 (0.71%)

Moderator, Unexpired 3 year term expires ATE 2023

Precinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Total
John Matthew Wozniak280312265857 (68.07%)
Blanks123137130390 (30.98%)
All Others35412 (0.95%)

Parks & Recreation Commission, 3 year term

Precinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Total
Donald C. Cox283315270868 (34.47%)
Robert D. Gilbert287319266872 (34.63%)
Blanks242274261777 (30.86%)
All Others0011 (0.04%)

Parks & Recreation Commission, Unexpired 3 year term expires ATE 2023

Precinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Total
Blanks3954363901,221 (96.68%)
Jeff Highgrove2002 (0.16%)
All Others914730 (2.38%)
Matthew Bourgeois0404 (0.32%)
Tara Schoube0022 (0.16%)

Planning Board, 3 year term

Precinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Total
Anthony M. Catalano284340290914 (72.60%)
Blanks119113104336 (26.29%)
All Others3159 (0.71%)

Board of Selectmen, 3 year term

Precinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Total
Daniel Patrick Keefe163181157501 (39.79%)
Ryan Chamberland236269237742 (58.94%)
Blanks44513 (1.03%)
All Others3003 (0.24%)

Board of Selectmen, Unexpired 3 year term expires ATE 2022

Precinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Total
Ryan James Barry109144119372 (29.55%)
Tanya Mourato Polak273293256822 (65.29%)
Blanks22152259 (4.69%)
All Others2226 (0.48%)

Congratulations to all the winners, the town residents count on you to continue your fight for the platforms you believe in. There were a lot of residents who rallied for change – let’s remember, change starts with every one of us and not just the candidates. Let’s continue to hold elected officials accountable and be the change we want to be. If you want to volunteer your skills and talents or have ideas that will help the Town of Blackstone, reach our to any of the Blackstone elected officials.

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