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Published: Thursday, 11/13/2003

12-vote loss in Monroe spurs call for recount

MONROE - After losing the job he has held for 12 years by a dozen votes, Monroe Mayor C.D. “Al” Cappuccilli has filed a request with Monroe County Clerk Geri Allen for a recount in last week s municipal election.

Unofficial results from the Nov. 4 election had Mr. Cappuccilli, 72, losing to 51-year-old challenger John Iacoangeli, 1,744 to 1,732.

Mr. Cappuccilli has been mayor of Monroe for nearly 12 years, and was seeking his seventh consecutive term.

He defeated Mr. Iacoangeli two years ago for the post.

Monroe operates under a city manager form of government in which the mayor makes up just one of seven votes on city council, but presides over its meetings. Because of the results of Monroe s council election, the vote cast by the mayor is likely to be the deciding vote on several key issues facing the city.

The recounting of the roughly 3,500 votes cast won t take place until early next week, the county clerk s office said.

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