Carver: One incumbent wins, another loses town election

About 30 percent of registered voters in Carver cast their town election ballots on Saturday.

Incumbent selectmen Dick Ward easily won re-election over challenger Paul Johnson, 1,441 votes to 778.

Incumbent Treasurer-Collector Jack Franey got just 789 votes, which was barely half of Assistant Tax Collector Paula Nute’s 1,401 votes.

Carver residents also cast ballots in overwhelming support of a non-binding ballot question, reducing the Community Preservation Act surcharge from 3 percent to 1 percent.

2,240 votes were cast in the election.

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.