Collins, Marshall win seats on L-S board

Published March 31, 2009 | Select Board's Office | Automatically Archived on 4/28/2009

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Voters yesterday kept Mark Collins on the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School Committee and elected newcomer Nancy Marshall of Lincoln to the same board.

Marshall led the pack with 1,898 votes, while Collins took 1,853. Robert Haarde got 1,350 and Robert Stein garnered 831 votes.

Marshall replaces Eric Harris, who chose not to run again.

Voters re-elected Susan Iuliano and Jeffrey Beeler to three-year terms on the Sudbury School Committee. Iuliano received 1,464 votes, Beeler, 1,269, while Tammie Rhodes Dufault received 1,136.

All the results are unofficial.

With the nation in a recession, School Committee races took first place in importance to residents interviewed at the polls.

Christos Cassandras said schools were most important to him, particularly Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, where his son will be a student in the fall. Before casting his vote, Cassandras attended the L-S open house, talked to parents and listened to candidates.

In the race for a three-year slot on the Board of Health, registered nurse Linda Marie Huet-Clayton defeated Dr. Anil M. Vyas. Clayton received 986 votes, compared to Vyas’ 612.

Voter turnout was lower than previous years.

“There were no ballot questions that draws voters out,” said Assistant Town Clerk Judy Newton. Of the more than 11,462 registered voters, 2,407, or 21 percent, in Sudbury went to the polls. That’s compared to a 38 percent turnout in 2008, and 46 percent in 2002.

At 11:45 a.m., Precinct 1, with the highest votes, tallied a mere 161.

“From what I’ve heard from the check in and check out, weather was a factor this morning,” Newton said. There were more voters this afternoon.”

In the uncontested races, retaining their three-year-term seats are: Lawrence O’Brien, Board of Selectmen; Joshua Fox Board of Assessors; Jill Browne and Lily Gordon, Goodnow Library trustees; Myron Fox, moderator; and Christopher Morely and Eric Poch, Planning Board. Sherrill Cline kept her five-year seat on the Sudbury Housing Authority.

Two three-year terms remain unfilled on the Parks and Recreation Commission because no one ran.