The Town Council unanimously selected Rob DeMarco to fill the seat vacated by Councilor at-Large Mike Lucerto on July 2.
DeMarco was the only one to put his name in for a nomination since Lucerto resigned June 12. Lucerto stated he sold his house and was moving to Salem. This also came on the heels of several absence from council meetings.
DeMarco, a third-generation Winthropite, ran against Lucerto in 2017, but came up short despite garnering more than 1,700 votes.
“My first plan is to listen and keep my mouth shut,” DeMarco said. “I think people do too much preaching of what they would like to see. I see my job as being a voice of the people and doing what the community wants. My first job is to listen to the community.”
DeMarco has been involved in youth sports and flag football at Ingleside. He serves on the Park Committee and has taught Catechism classes at St. John’s.
“I think I’m fairly well-known all over the town and I’m not going anywhere,” DeMarco said. “I’m really humbled and honored by the opportunity to serve my town.”