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Voters Choose New Hamilton Selectman, Three New School Committee Members

Jeff Hubbard was elected to the Hamilton Board of Selectmen and three new members were elected to the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee in voting on Thursday.

Jeff Hubbard is the newest member of the Hamilton Board of Selectmen.

Hubbard defeated incumbent Bill Bowler 662-401 in voting on Thursday.

The School Committee will be getting three new members, with the two incumbents seeking reelection being ousted.

Roger Kuebel of Wenham topped the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee ticket with 1,397 votes combined from both towns. Also elected was Sean Condon with 1,040 votes and Bill Dery with 893 votes. Incumbent Tess Leary received 652 votes and incumbent Richard Boroff received 502 votes. Leary and Boroff were defeated.

With the results of Hamilton’s election in, it means every incumbent seeking reelection to local office in a contested election was defeated this spring. Incumbent Harriet Davis lost to newcomer Patrick Wilson in a race for the Wenham Board of Selectmen earlier this month.

Hamilton voters also backed a Proposition 2-1/2 debt exclusion override to pay about $2 million to cap the former landfill.

A total of 1,088 ballots were cast in Hamilton on Thursday - turnout was 19 percent.

A summary of the votes totals are below and the complete, unofficial resulys, including a precinct-by-precinct breakdown, are attached to this story as a PDF.

Hamilton Board of Selectmen

Candidate Votes Percentage Bill Bowler 401 37% Jeff Hubbard 662 61% Blanks 21 2%

Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee

Candidate Wenham Hamilton Total Percentage Richard Boroff 267 245 502 9% Tess Leary 268 383 652 12% Sean Condon 328 712 1,040 19% Bill Dery 259 634 893 17% Roger Kuebel 498 809 1,307 25% Blanks 463 473 936 18%

Proposition 2-1/2 Override for

Yes Percentage No Percentage Blank Percentage 571 52% 336 31% 181 17%

UNCONTESTED POSITIONS (Vote total and percentage)

Moderator

Bruce Ramsey 819 75% Blank 246 23% Write-in 23 2%

Town Clerk

Jane Wetson 906 83% Blanks 179 16% Write-ins 3 0%

Board of Assessors

Peter Kane 818 75% Blanks 268 25% Write-ins 2 0%

Planning Board, five years

Evelyn Shuman 792 73% Blank 287 26% Write-in 9 1%

Planning Board, two years

Brian Stein 771 71% Blanks 311 29% Write-in 6 1%

Housing Authority

Carol Mazzetta 823 76% Blanks 260 24% Write-ins 5 0%

Trustee

Janice Pappas 828 76% Blanks 260 24% Write-ins 0 0%
Leigh M Keyser May 27, 2011 at 03:09 AM
Thurs eve..Good job Bobby,,sorry pix didn't come out tol well. very dark.....hey the important part of who won...catch ya around, leigh
Kim Bullis May 27, 2011 at 11:06 AM
Very happy to see more new blood in the seat of selectman. Congradulations Jeff Hubbard!
Jay Burnham May 27, 2011 at 12:33 PM
Congratulations to all the winning candidates. .. and also... thanks to those who served but did not win re-election.
William Harris May 27, 2011 at 12:33 PM
Wake up call to the remaining members of the School Committee: You're next!
Questionable Ethics May 27, 2011 at 02:30 PM
Congratulations to Jeff Hubbard, Roger Kuebel, Sean Condon, Bill Dery, and all other winners in the election. Thank you to Bill Bowler, Tess Leary, and Richard Boroff for their public service. Also, thank you to all who voted. And a special thanks to Jay Burnham, Bob Gray, and Enough is Enough for mobilizing support. A new day has dawned in Hamilton and Wenham.
Dick Hewett May 27, 2011 at 02:37 PM
William - that comment is hardly constructive. Whatever our individual beliefs are, there is an urgent need for everyone to sit down and talk to each other which both Jeff Stinson and Roger Kuebel have said they want to encourage. I wouldn't crow too hard either - only 19% voted. Jay - thanks for you comments - right on.
Betty Gray May 27, 2011 at 02:47 PM
I think it very constructive. The School Committee needs to get the message. The vote gives it to them but in their arrogance, they probably, as usual, will ignore it. I hope they are next.
Dick Hewett May 27, 2011 at 03:57 PM
That is a very sweeping statement. Do you go to all the public meetings of the School Committee? If not, what facts do you have to back up your assertions?
Betty Gray May 27, 2011 at 07:48 PM
Yes, as a matter of fact, I do and to all selectman meetings also. If you cannot notice their arrogance, I am sure anything I say will not sway you.
Dick Hewett May 28, 2011 at 02:56 AM
You are right - I have never noticed any arrogance for most part - only a desire to do the right thing.

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