Wednesday January 30, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- Brattleboro voters will face a full slate of candidates during this year’s Town Meeting Day election.

After Town Clerk Annette Cappy issued a press release earlier this month stating that interest was low in filling out petitions, there are races now for many of the open seats.

Kate O’Connor and Spoon Agave will face off for the three-year seat on the Selectboard.

And for the two one-year seats on the Selectboard, John Allen, David Cadran, Ian Kiehle, Phil Kramer, Donna Macomber and David Schoales have all decided to run.

The two candidates with the most votes will serve for one year on the board.

Tim O’Connor announced that he will not seek re-election as the town’s moderator, after serving for 22 years, and Doug Cox and Lawrin Crispe are running for the one-year seat.

There are three open seats on the Brattleboro Town School Board and the incumbents are all running to reclaim their seats.

Jill Stahl Tyler is running unopposed for the three-year seat on the board, and David Schoales and Mark Truhan are running for two open one-year seats on the school board.

Long-time Brattleboro Union High School Board member Robert Woodworth is running again for a three-year seat on the high school board.

J. Eric Annis is running for a three-year seat on the Board of Listers.

And Steven Rowell is running unopposed for First Constable and Richard Cooke for Second Constable. Marshall Wheelock is running for a three-year seat as the Trustee of Public Funds.

Brattleboro residents will vote on Town Meeting Day, Tuesday March 5, at Brattleboro Union High School.

Howard Weiss-Tisman can be reached at 802-254-2311, ext. 279, or hwtisman@reformer.com. You can follow him on Twitter @HowardReformer.