WESTMINSTER -- Paul Banik won the only contested race in Tuesday's election, defeating Stephen Major for a three-year seat on the town's Selectboard.
Banik, the sole proprietor of a for-hire livestock hauling company called Windshire Trucking, tallied 192 vptes while Banik, a veterinarian who works in New Hampshire, accrued 164 via Australian ballot.
Banik previously told the Reformer he has never served on the Selectboard before but has experience on the recycling committee and an ad hoc solid waste advisory committee. He is also in his first year of a four-year term on the town's Planning Commission, which is in charge of rewriting the town plan.
Malcolm "Sam" Streeter accumulated 314 votes to earn one of two spots as town grand juror and Robert Lober secured 128 as a write-in candidate for the other. Incumbent Peggy O'Toole received 22 votes as a write-in candidate.
David R. Ramos, the only name on the ballot for a three-year term as Westminster School Director, won 192-123 over Kate Guerrina, a write-in candidate.
The town also voted, 233-126, to adopt the $7,120,375 Bellows Falls Union High School budget. The total figures of Westminster, Grafton, Athens and Rockingham will be added together to decide the outcome of the article.
The $2,812,062 budget for the River Valley Technical Center was also adopted, 256-101.