Duxbury: David Madigan wins Selectman seat in landslide victory

Two Duxbury residents were gunning for the Selectman position, left vacant by Chris Donato, but David Madigan won over more than two-thirds of voters.

Madigan explained he thought the match-up against competitor Paul McCormack was civil, “I’m glad that this was the decision they came to, although I think Paul McCormack ran a very nice race and was a good opponent. I think everything was very positive throughout the entire campaign and I think that’s great.”

Right after results were announced Saturday night, Town Clerk Nancy Oates swore in Madigan in preparation for the next Selectmen’s meeting, “There is an early executive session that has to be attended and they didn’t have a quorum for Monday; so whoever who the election today had to be sworn in tonight.”

Madigan, who works as an investment officer, said he wants town finances to be more transparent, “I think the Selectmen is really the only place where we can put an operating budget together that would be a longer range outlook so people really have predictability in their tax bills going forward.”

The new Duxbury Selectman, who is a 16-year resident with two adult children, was previously a member of the town’s finance and fiscal advisory committees.

Michael Thorp narrowly won the Duxbury Housing Authority seat against two competitors, beating out David O’Connell by only 12 votes and Bertram Walter by 16 votes. 6 out of 8 elected positions were uncontested.

All elected officials will be formerly sworn in Monday night at the Selectmen’s meeting.

(New Selectman David Madigan being sworn in by Town Clerk Nancy Oates)

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