Marquis wins District 4 Harrington Council seat by three votes

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Eric Marquis, accompanied by his wife and sons, celebrated Tuesday night after hearing he will be the new Harrington City Council member holding the district 4 seat. From left to right: Bradley Myran, Kim and Eric Marquis, and Drew Marquis.

HARRINGTON — “Well, I voted for one of them,” a Harrington resident shouted upon leaving the Price Community Center Tuesday night during the municipal election.

A mere three votes stood between the two candidates vying for the district four City Council seat held for 16 years by Vice Mayor Cheryl Lahman, a seat which she will soon relinquish to Eric Marquis who won with a count of 59-56.

“I’m awesome. I’m fine with it,” Ms. Lahman said after the vote was announced.

Her opponent gave another story, saying, “She yelled at me on the way out. I did a dirty campaign, apparently.”

Mr. Marquis said he was “still in shock,” but happy with the results. “For a while there, I wasn’t sure how it was going to go. But I’m very pleased. It’s obvious there’s people out there in Harrington who really want change and I appreciate that.”

His wife and two teenage sons were there to celebrate the win with him.

Kim Marquis, his wife, said, “It feels good to do things with morals and values. I’m very proud of him. He is running on integrity and that’s just how he ran this campaign.”

Several members of the Council were present to hear the election results and find out if anyone new would be sworn in at the June Council meeting.

“We’re going to see some changes. Cheryl has been on there 16 years. It takes a lot of dedication to be on there that long,” Mayor Anthony Moyer said. “I welcome Eric and hope he brings new ideas.”

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