Frances Nunziata has won the 2018 municipal election for Ward 5, with about 32% of the votes cast. She had a comfortable lead over her challengers:
- Frank Di Giorgio received about 22%
- Chiara Padovani received about 20%
- Lekan Olawoye received about 15%.
While she loped to an easy win, in the past, Nunziata has received Turkmenestani-proportioned mandates, so this election represents a startling rebuke.
The challengers also clearly gained a lot of ground over the past month. Early polls showed them having only slivers of support. Padovani, in particular, went from 4% to 20% support. Olawoye’s share doubled in that time.