Coyne “overwhelmed” with certain mayoral victory

Spencer Coyne asked Princeton to “Vote for Change.”

And it did.

The 40-year-old manager of the local Source store was headed to certain victory early Sunday morning in Princeton’s municipal election, and will be Princeton’s new mayor.

With approximately three-quarters of the ballots counted Coyne had 650 votes, ahead of incumbent Frank Armitage with 266 and Leona Guerster with 57.

“I’m overwhelmed,” said Coyne in an interview with The Spotlight. “I’m happy. Congratulations to everybody. It was a great campaign.”

Coyne said he was pleased by the decisiveness of his win, but also “surprised by the spread.”

Mayor Frank Armitage said Coyne ran a good campaign.

“I totally respect and admire Spencer for the good campaign he ran…I just know that he will get as good of support from the good citizens of Princeton as I did.”

Leona Guerster said she wished to congratulate all the candidates and the new council. “I wish everyone the best.”

Guerster added “it was great to see such a great voter turnout.”

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