Sheldon Retains Selectmen Seat in Williamstown Election
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff 08:52PM / Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Only about 13 percent of registered voters came out to the polls on Tuesday.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Incumbent Thomas Sheldon retained his seat on the Board of Selectmen after defeating Justin Adkins by a sound margin on Tuesday.
Photos Courtesy of Stephen Dravis
Top: Justin Adkins campaigning for votes outside of the Elementary School.
Left: Incumbent Thomas Sheldon gesturing to someone entering the school on Tuesday morning.
Bottom: Theodore Anagnos, who lost his bid for Elementary School Committee, receives his ballot from Claire Boyer.
Sheldon reeled in 387 votes to Adkins' 136.
In the other contested race, Christopher Jones and Richard Scullen III earned seats on the Elementary School Committee.
Theodore Anagnos received 186 votes; Darryl Lee Brown received 115; Jones received 230 and Scullen received 325.
Elementary School Committee incumbents Jennifer Trainer Thompson and Adam Filson did not run for re-election.
About 13 percent of registered voters - 538 of 3,995 - came out to the polls.
In uncontested races, M. Geoffrey Hedden received 424 votes for Library Trustee.
Chris Winters returns to the Planning Board with 419 votes.
Thomas Mahar reeled in 463 votes for the Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School Committee.
David Mangun, 415 votes, and Joan Burns, 363 votes, won seats on the Housing Authority.
Tuesday, Nov. 4
Voting is from 7 to 8 p.m.
Deadline to register or change party affiliation is Oct.15.
Candidates on the ballot in races for state office; all others on the ballot are unopposed. Links will take you to their campaign websites.
• Edward J. Markey, Democrat
• Brian J. Herr, Republican
• Charlie Baker & Karyn Polito, Republican
• Martha Coakley & Stephen Kerrigan, Democrat
• Evan Falchuk & Angus Jennings, United Independent Party
• Scott Lively & Shelly Saunders, Independent
• Jeff McCormick & Tracy Post, Independent
• Maura Healey, Democratic
• John B. Miller, Republican
Secretary of State
• William Francis Galvin, Democratic
• David D'Arcangelo, Republican
• Daniel L. Factor, Green-Rainbow
• Deborah B. Goldberg, Democratic
• Michael James Heffernan, Republican
• Ian T. Jackson, Green-Rainbow
• Suzanne M. Bump, Democratic
• Patricia S. Saint Aubin, Republican
• MK Merelice, Green-Rainbow
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