Fitchburg Star: Arnold, Pfaff Advance to April Election

Alder outpaces incumbent in primary Published in The Fitchburg Star, February 18th, 2015 Written By: Scott Girard The two current public office-holders running for Fitchburg mayor advanced from the Feb. 17 primary to face off in the April general election. Ald. Steve Arnold (Dist. 4) won the primary with 1,257 votes. Mayor Shawn Pfaff came in second with 982. The other two candidates, Janell Rice and former mayor Jay Allen, received 373 and 164, respectively. Arnold and Pfaff will now campaign for the April 7 election. Pfaff wants to focus on how the city has improved in his four years as mayor so far, while Arnold has criticized him for the scope of development and has emphasized the importance of finding ways for all Fitchburg residents to enjoy amenities like the splash pad and library. Continue reading