Marshfield: Incumbents sweep challengers in contested races

Marshfield Selectman John Hall will remain in his seat for the next three years after defeating his only challenger, Steve Lynch, by 400 votes in Saturday’s election.

Hall said he plans on tackling taxes in his 2nd term as Selectman, hoping to bring in commercial property to reduce increasing tax rates, “[It’s] inevitable that we’re going to have to have an override because costs keep going up, salaries are going up, and unfortunately our tax revenue hasn’t been increasing to keep up.”

The Marshfield School Committee will remain untouched with Marti Morrison and Dennis Scollins reelected to fill two available seats, beating out Segundo Ramos by a hundred votes.

Seven Marshfield races were uncontested.

Only about 8% of registered voters came out for this year’s annual election. Town Clerk Patricia Picco stated Marshfield averages between 15-20% voter turnout.

Board of Selectmen: (one seat)

John Hall- 917

Stephen Lynch- 514

School Committee: (two seats)

Marti Morrison- 795

Dennis Scollins- 801

Segundo Ramos- 690

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