September 25, 2022

Nosal Wins Seat on Zoning by Six Votes in Monday Night’s Recount

Old Lyme Selectwoman Mary Jo Nosal (File photo)

OLD LYME — UPDATED NOV. 11 at 1pm with a comment from Selectwoman Nosal. The final result in Monday evening’s lengthy recount of the votes cast last Tuesday for a five-year term starting 2022 on the Old Lyme Zoning Commission was as follows:

Mary Jo Nosal (D): 1,600
Sloan Danenhower (R): 1,594

This result confirmed Nosal, who currently serves as Old Lyme Selectwoman but did not seek re-election, as the winner of the race.

Asked her reaction to the recount result, Nosal told LymeLine in a text, “The recount validated the Nov 2nd election results. Clearly Mr. Dannenhower and I were supported by many voters in Old Lyme. It was a good race.”

She added, “I look forward to being seated on the Commission next year to fairly apply our regulations on the local concerns that come before the Commission.”

The unofficial result announced the night of the election was:

Mary Jo Nosal (D): 1,600
Sloan Danenhower (R): 1,593


  1. Thomas D. Gotowka says

    Congratulations, Madame Commissioner. We can finally put our “Vote early and often for Nosal” posters back into storage. Another news source reported that the recount included ” 378 absentee ballots and 28 Election Day Registrations, known as EDRs”.
    Clearly, old fashioned “get out the vote” was important in this election.

  2. Never had any doubt Mary Jo – you are the best choice for the job, as you are for any town position you are nominated for. We are so fortunate to have you in Old Lyme, working for the needs of all its people. And I am so blessed to know you and call you my friend.