PITTSFIELD — Residents this week voted in favor of Lindsay Holmstrom to fill a seat on the Town Council left vacant when Amanda Collamore resigned last year.

Holmstrom won the at-large seat with 120 votes in a special election held Thursday. Her opponent, former District 4 councilor Heather Donahue, received 72 votes.

A phone message left Friday for Holmstrom was not returned, but she campaigned on a promise to emphasize financial responsibility and accountability. She has a background in health care, having worked for more than a decade as a nurse, according to her campaign flyers.

Donahue served last year as mayor, a position that functions like a council chair, but lost reelection to her seat in November when she was defeated by Eric Saucier.

The at-large seat had been vacant since Collamore stepped down at the end of December. When announcing her resignation from the council, Collamore said she felt she didn’t have the time to continue to be on the council, but would continue to serve residents in other ways. She is the region’s representative in the state House.

The Town Council in January declared the seat vacant and set the special election for April 21. 

About 200 people cast ballots Thursday.

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