Barrett is a member of a family that has been in Haverhill for generations. It owned the popular downtown Barrett’s men’s clothing store for decades. The now-closed store is the location of her successful deli on Merrimack Street.
Of Haverhill’s total 41,457 registered voters, 22 percent or 9,310 cast ballots. Elections officials predicted a 25 percent turnout.
Ryan-Ciardiello is teacher by training, but now stays at home with her children.
The other School Committee challenger was Gail Sullivan, a teacher at Northern Essex Community College and the University of New England. She has also been a high school principal, curriculum specialist, assistant superintendent and superintendent. She finished fourth and just out of the running, 52 votes behind third-place finisher Magliocchetti.
Other council challengers who lost their election bids were Fred Simmons, a Haverhill school custodian and head of his workers union who has run unsuccessfully in the past; E. Phillip Brown, a Haverhill High School teacher; Lynne Saben, a local attorney; and Timothy Connors, also a local attorney.