Scituate: Town election results for Selectman, School Committee, Assessor

With only two races opposed on Scituate’s ballot Saturday, Michael Thomas Long will join the School Committee after defeating his only challenger and incumbent Brian Sullivan, who’s been on the Board of Assessors since 2005, was beat out by Todd Glowac in a three-way challenge.

Scituate Selectman Rick Murray ran unopposed and got elected to a third term but not without a fight by a write-in candidate.

Martin O’Toole pulled papers to run for Scituate Selectman against incumbent Rick Murray but never turned them in to the Town Clerk after hearing it could be a possible three-way race. But once no one came forward by the deadline to challenge Murray, O’Toole took to the campaign circuit just eight days before the election but as a write-in candidate.

“It almost sends a message that nobody in town cares, to have an unopposed race, and I just didn’t think that was right,” stated O’Toole

Selectman Murray beat out all write-in challengers, defeating O’Toole by only about one hundred votes.

About 11% of Scituate voters made it to polls Saturday.


Board of Selectmen, 1 seat

-Richard Murray (incumbent)   730

-Martin O’Toole (write-in)            616


School Committee, 1 seat

-Michael Long   730

-Paul Shiff            455


Board of Assessors, 1 seat

- Brian Sullivan (incumbent)  382

-Thomas Brown                           270

-Todd Glowac                               714


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