In the only contested race for Hallowell City Council, Diano Circo, 40, won the right to represent Ward 4.

Circo garnered 90 votes to the 24 collected by Andrea Mooney. The seat is currently held by J. Mark Sullivan.

“I’m thankful that my neighbors came out in support of me,” Circo said shortly after returns were counted. “I’m looking forward to redeveloping the Stevens School property in a way that fits the community and looking forward to the opportunity to ensure that the result of the Water Street reconstruction is something the community can be proud of and supports local businesses.”

Circo is a project manager for the Portland-based Trust for Public Land.

Mooney, 36, is a licensed clinical social worker who serves as clinical director of Break of Day Mental Health Group in Wiscasset. The two candidates, who both live on Greenville Street, had responded to questions at a candidates’ forum about how they would handle pressing issues in the city, such as the anticipated reconstruction of Water Street through the downtown business area and the uncertain future of the state-owned Stevens School complex.

Circo has served on various boards in the city, including nine years on the Hallowell Conservation Commission, and has lobbied on the city’s behalf with regard to the Stevens property. He previously said he saw at least part of it as a recreation site that would ease the pressure on Vaughan Woods, a heavily used nature preserve on the opposite end of the city’s developed area.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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