Only one race faced a challenger in Pembroke this Saturday out of ten on the ballot. Incumbents Lew Stone and Dan Trabucco crushed competitor Ataul Ahmad for the two available Selectmen seats.
But Ahmad isn’t discouraged. Being a Pembroke resident for only one year, he hopes to join an appointed committee and possibly run for Selectman in the future, “It’s been so much fun. I’ve met so many people in and outside of town hall that have reached out to me. I haven’t had a bad experience with anyone, really; big part of the reason why I want to be involved.”
Selectman Lew Stone, who will be carrying out a 2nd term, stated his plan for the next three years is to focus on projects like the community center. Stone also commented on Pembroke’s low voter turnout of less than 8% of registered voters in town, “When I got the totals today, I have to admit I was rather disappointed. The last time I ran there was about twice as many voters.”
Stone and Trabucco were both immediately sworn in Saturday night by the Pembroke Town Clerk.
Board of Selectmen: (two seats)
Lewis Stone- 605
Dan Trabucco- 589
Ataul Ahmad- 318
(Newly re-elected Selectman Lew Stone with Town Clerk Mary Ann Smith)