Whitman: Newcomer and incumbent elected to Board of Selectmen, override fails

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Whitman officials say less than 7 percent of registered voters turned out to the polls on Saturday, reelecting Incumbent Carl Kowalski with 405 votes and electing newcomer Lisa Green with 291 votes in the race for Board of Selectmen.

They beat Scott Lambaise and incumbent Christine Walker.

In the race for the Whitman-Hanson Regional School Committee, voters reelected incumbent Stacy Down with 443 votes and elected Michael Minchello with 421 votes to his first term on the board.

Joe Balonis came in a distant third.

There were eight uncontested races on the ballot, for Moderator, Treasurer/Collector, Assessor, DPW Commissioners, Library Trustees, Housing Authority, Planning Board, and Board of Health.

Although Whitman Town Meeting approved the town’s budget earlier this month without the need for an override, a question remained on the ballot which was voted down 403 votes to 134.

About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.