Mazzeo Tops Tyer In Pittsfield Preliminary Election

WAMC: The mayor of Pittsfield has lost the city’s preliminary election to a city council rival.

Unofficial results tallied by the city Tuesday night had At-Large Councilor Melissa Mazzeo up by almost 300 votes ahead of Mayor Linda Tyer, with around 2,860 votes.

Tyer, elected in 2015, is running for her second term. Mazzeo ran on a platform of frustration, framing Tyer's tenure as ineffective and disappointing. Mazzeo spoke about the results at her campaign party at her family’s South Street restaurant.

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Matthew Moses