EASTON, Conn. Both Eastons town clerk and first selectman kept their seats in Tuesdays election.
Republican First Selectman Tom Herrmann was re-elected for his third term against two write-in candidates, Richard Seclow, a Republican, and Robert Webbe, who is unaffiliated. Herrmann won with 1,095 votes. Webbe received 326 votes and Seclow earned 18.
I did reasonably well, Herrmann said. In the big picture, the turnout was very low.
Only 1,730 people voted in this years election, 33 percent of the 5,093 registered voters in town. Herrmann took this to mean that the people are well-satisfied with how business is being conducted in Easton.
One of his write-in opponants, Webbe, said this was a great civics lesson for him. It was a great experience for me it was my first experience in political life and it was enjoyable, and it was great to meet more people in Easton, Webbe said.
Whether he would consider running again is something he said he would have to think about.
For Republican Town Clerk Derek Buckley, a Republican, the result of 1,097 votes for him was expected. I have good connections with the people and I think I have a good understanding of what they want, Buckley said.
His opponent, Democrat Michael Kivell, lost with 596 votes and was unavailable to comment.
Election results (winners in italics).
Robert Lessler (Dem) 631
Scott Centrella (Rep) 971
Christine Calvert (Rep) 1,331
David Smith (Dem) 653
Patrice Hilderbrand (Rep) 1,022
Board of Finance Full term
Paul Lindoerfer (Dem) 624
Luis Paul Rosamilia (Dem) 596
Lee Hanson (Rep) 1,070
Fred Knopf (Rep) 1,039
Board of Finance Two year vacancy
Claire Gold (Dem) 690
Christian Griffin (Rep) 957
Board of Education Full term
Dainiel Undererger (Dem) 611
Jeffery Parker (Rep) 1,024
Board of Education Four year vacancy
Vida Peskay (Dem) 951
Board of Eduation Two year vacancy
Regina Bobroske (Dem) 955
Board of Assessment Appeals Full term
Lori Mezes (Rep) 1,026
Board of Assessment Appeals Four year vacancy
Reynolds Gordon (Dem) 923
Board of Assessment Appeals Two year vacany
Dennis Kokenos (Rep) 1,276
Zoning Board of Appeals
John Harris (Rep) 1,284
Gloria Bindelglass (Dem) 669
Richard Greiser (Dem) 726
Irving Silverman (Dem) 830
George Beno (Rep) 941
John Johnston (Rep) 949
Gary Joseph Stevens (Rep) 755
Joseph Silhavy (Rep) 1,057
Jonathan Sonnenborn (Dem) 675
Todd Pajonas (Rep) 833
Regional Board of Education Full term
Paul Coppinger (Dem) 690
Carolyn Colangelo (Rep) 1,040
Vance Hancock (Rep) 1,109
Regional Board of Education Two year vacancy
Margot Abrams (Dem) 707
Todd Andrew Johnston (Rep) 876
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