Ste. Marie wins seat on Select Board
Candidates did a little last-minute campaigning at the polls in Greenville on Tuesday. (Staff photo by Ashley Saari) Purchase photo reprints at Photo Finder »
GREENVILLE — Tony Ste. Marie handily defeated Leon Proctor on Tuesday in the race for Select Board, where he will replace Doug Reardon, who opted not to run for re-election.
About 20 percent of Greenville’s registered voters made it out to the polls on Tuesday. Ste. Marie, who won 195-51, said in an interview Wednesday morning that he got the news that he had won the election late last night. “I was pretty surprised the margin was so wide,” he said. “No pressure. It just means I’ve got to get to work. That’s a lot of votes.”
“The only thing I have to say is congrats to Tony Ste. Marie for an awesome win,” said Proctor on Wednesday. “He has my support.” Proctor said he will consider re-running for a Select Board position again next year.
Ste. Marie said his priorities as the newest Select Board member would to finish repairs to High Street, which has been closed since 2010, and to take a look at the budget to see where savings could be made at an office or department level. One area he will be examining is a planned software for the town offices.
In other candidate news, Jean Lambert conducted a write in campaign for one of the open slots for library trustee, and she won the position. There has been no declared winner for two positions on the ballot, which had no candidates listed — a three year position for library trustee and a three-year position as trustee of the trust funds.
Candidates will be sworn in at Town Meeting at the Greenville Elementary School on Saturday at 9 a.m.
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