Petitions are in and candidates are ready for Town Meeting elections
There are several contested races in Whitingham — two for school director and one for selectboard.
Trevor Berry and Lesa J. Trowt are running for a one-year seat on the Twin Valley Unified School Board. Neither has served on the board before. Sharon K. Berry and Christy Ann Betit are both running for a three-year seat on the school board. Berry is an incumbent. Kristy Corey, who has not previously served on the school board, is running uncontested for a two-year seat.
David Dumaine and Craig S. Hammer are both running for a two-year selectboard seat. Phil Edelstein is running for the selectboard for the first time.
Mark O’Maley, a first-time candidate, is running unopposed for a three-year seat on the selectboard.
Gordon Boyd is running for second constable. Though Boyd held the position in the past, he hasn’t in recent years.
There are no contested races in Wilmington.
Pamela Somerville is running for the cemetery commission for the first time, and Jessica Tobey is running for selectboard for the first time. Both are running unopposed. There are no contested races in Searsburg.
Marc Schauber will appear on the ballot for school director for the first time. He was appointed by the River Valleys Unified Union School District to fill a vacancy last year. Schauber is running unopposed for a three-year term.
Also on the ballot is I. Aurora Roberts, who was appointed as a library trustee to fill out the remaining year of a five-year term vacated last year. Roberts is running unopposed.
There are no contested races in Dover.
Paul Blais is running for trustee of public funds for the first time. He has held other offices in the past.
There are no contested races in Halifax.
There is one contested race, for the remaining two years of a three-year school director seat. Scott Higley and James Irace are both running. Irace was recently appointed to fill the vacancy, but this is the first time on the ballot for both him and Irace.
In Wardsboro, officials are nominated and elected from the floor. Offices that have terms expiring in 2020 are: Moderator; auditor - three years; selectboard - three years; selectboard - one year ; selectboard - one year; cemetery commissioner - five years; first constable - one year; town grand juror - one year; town agent - one year; trustee of public funds - one year; town clerk and treasurer - one year; lister - three years; library trustee - five years; collector of delinquent taxes - one year; and River Valleys Unified School District Director - three years.