Nate O. Fontaine will be the next mayor of Lovettsville and he’ll be joined by three new Town Council members.
Fontaine won his race against Kris Consaul by a wide margin and will replace Bob Zoldos, who will retire at the end of his term, June 30. Fontaine landed 442 votes, 77 percent of total votes cast, and Consaul took 125 votes, or 22 percent.
In the Town Council race, Christopher M. Hornbaker was the top vote-getter, with 368 votes. He’ll be joined on the dais by Renee E. Edmonston and Matthew R. Schilling. They got 322 and 274 votes, respectively, according to unofficial results. Nicholas R. Hayward, who ran on a slate with Hornbaker and Edmonston, narrowly missed out on a seat, with 270 votes.
Lovettsville also had a special election for one Town Council seat and incumbent Michael D. Dunlap ran unopposed in that race. He got 482 votes.
Leading up to the election, perhaps the biggest topic among voters revolved around the town’s utility rates. One first-time town voter said that he voted for Fontaine because he wanted to see “proper appropriation of the funds.” “What’s a priority versus a luxury,” he said.
Mary Davis said she voted for Fontaine because of his involvement in town government.
“He’s been really involved through this whole entire process,” she said. “It’s hard to vote for someone who’s never been to one meeting.”