There are two seats open on the Brandon Select Board for one-year terms. Ralph Ethier and Heather Fjeld Nelson are the two candidates that have the ability and desire to work together towards a better Brandon.
The Reporter sent the same list of 7 questions to all official candidates for Brandon Selectboard (in alphabetical order): David Atherton, Doug Bailey, Ralph Ethier, Ray Marcoux, Heather Nelson, Aida Nielsen, and David Snow.
While the race for Brandon Selectboard heats up with the greatest number of contenders in years, the ballot for RNESU board seats remains wide open. Seven seats on the Otter Valley and Barstow boards had yet to receive any candidate interest by the January 29 submission cutoff.
At a well-attended public forum organized by the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce at Brandon Town Hall on Thursday, February 15, six of the seven candidates for Brandon Selectboard introduced themselves (or re-introduced, in some cases) to the public and answered questions from the audience.
I would like to ask the voters to consider giving one of their votes to Heather Fjeld Nelson.
In one of the few contested Selectboard races in the area, two Brandon incumbents retained their seats while a relative newcomer managed to win a seat occupied by someone appointed after a resignation.
Pittsford voters returned Mark Winslow and David Mills to the Selectboard, for a three-year term and two-year term respectively.
In a set of single-candidate races, Proctor voters elected the following officials.
There was a bit of a race for selectboard at the Whiting town meeting this year.
Voters in Leicester seemed to be in an agreeable mood in Town Meeting Day voting. They approved everything on the warning by comfortable margins.