Abington: Burbine, Benzanson Win Selectmen’s Race, School Committee Incumbents Win, $1.2 Million Debt Exclusion Passes

Abington held their annual elections over the weekend, deciding two seats on the board of selectmen, two on the school committee, and a debt exclusion ballot question.

Marshfield Selectman Matt McDonough and Newly Elected Abington Selectman Alex Bezanson (l to r)

Marshfield Selectman Matt McDonough and Newly Elected Abington Selectman Alex Bezanson (l to r)

Three candidates in the running for two seats in the Selectmen’s race were won by Incumbent Andy Burbine with 1013 votes and Alex Bezanson with 731 votes. Both defeated Robert Manning at 564.

Alex Bezanson thanked his supporters, which included Marshfield Selectman Matt McDonough.

“I absolutely want to thank my supporters like Matt McDonough – I have a lot of support throughout Plymouth County, and they were all here today for me, especially my campaign manager Ed Toomey, a 19 year-old kid that ran this entire campaign. He did a great job, we worked hard for four months and we got the win.”

Bezanson also said his wife was first and foremost, the backbone of his campaign.

Two seats on the school committee were won by Incumbent Kathy Bailey with 987 votes and Incumbent Mike Korwoski at 842 – both defeated challenger Wendy Happel at 569 votes.

Kathy Bailey also thanked her supporters.

“I’d like to thank all of my supporters, both from my first term and from now. It’s not an easy job running for an office, and I enjoy the work that I’m doing, so I thank everyone for letting me continue.”

Voters also said yes, 700 to 506, to a debt exclusion ballot question for $1.2 million to purchase an Aerial/Ladder fire truck.  

 

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About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.