Plymouth: Just one contested race and a non-binding ballot question decided at annual election

One sitting selectman has been re-elected, another has been defeated in Plymouth’s annual election.

Incumbent Selectman John Mahoney and newcomer Sean Page were the winners in Saturday’s race for two seats on the Plymouth Board of Selectmen.

Page defeated Belinda Brewster in her quest for a second three-year term.

Mahoney received 2,680 votes. Page had 2,250. Brewster came in third with 2,084 votes.

There were no other contested races for townwide office in Plymouth.

The ballot also had a non-binding question asking whether voters wanted to encourage local government officials to do what they could to transfer the spent fuel stored in a pool in the reactor building at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant into dry cask storage as soon as possible.

That was overwhelmingly supported by voters 3,082 in favor and only 690 against.

Less than 11 percent of Plymouth voters turned out at the polls.

 

 

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.