Uncontested races fill Charlotte, Hinesburg ballots

The filing deadline was Monday for candidates for local office in Vermont to file nominating petitions to get onto ballots for Town Meeting Day in March.

In Charlotte and Hinesburg, none of the open offices sparked a contest.

Town clerks Mary Mead in Charlotte and Melissa Ross in Hinesburg shared their candidate lists.

Charlotte
Candidates who filed petitions to run for office in Charlotte are:

  • Incumbent Mary Mead for town clerk and treasurer for three-year terms and delinquent tax collector for one year
  • Charles Russell for town moderator for one year
  • Incumbent selectboard members Matthew Krasnow and Carrie Spear for a two-year and a three-year term respectively
  • Lynne Jaunich is running fill a two-year portion of a four-year term on the Champlain Valley School District board; Jeffrey Martin is seeking a two-year school board seat also.
  • Hugh Lewis Jr. seeks another year as road commissioner.
  • Katharine Cohen will be on the ballot for a five-year library trustee seat.
  • Lister candidates are incumbents Betsy Tegatz for three years and Bruno Murphy for one year; Murphy also is looking to fill the town agent seat for one year.
  • For trustee of public funds, Jill Lowery is running for two years of a three-year term;
    Maurice Harvey filed to run for a three-year term.
  • Allen Ash has filed to be town grand juror for a year.

Several positions attracted no candidates including positions of auditor, cemetery commissioner and trustee of public funds.

Charlotte town meeting is Tuesday, March 6, at 9 a.m. at Charlotte Central School with voting by paper ballot 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Hinesburg
Candidates who filed petitions to run for office in Hinesburg are:

  • Incumbents Tom Ayer and Phil Pouech for two- and three-year terms respectively on the selectboard
  • Incumbent Frank Twarog for a one-year term as moderator; he also is seeking another three-year term as Peck Estate trustee.
  • Library trustee candidates for three three-year terms: Emily Alger, Susan McClure and incumbent Heather Roberts
  • Amy Escott for town agent for one year
  • Incumbent Mary Jo Brace for a three-year term as cemetery trustee

Hinesburg town meeting will be held Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at Champlain Valley Union High School; voting happens March 6 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

Town clerks are finalizing ballots to be printed. Those seeking an absentee ballot may request one be mailed by contacting the town clerk’s office.

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