Norwell: Ferguson Wins Highway Surveyor Race in Annual Town Election

Norwell held their annual town election, with just one contested race on the ballot.

Of the four candidates vying for the extremely important position of Highway Surveyor, Former School Committee member Glenn Ferguson pulls off a win garnering 747 votes to beat Mark Smith at 460, Gary Osborn at 407 and Steven Waitekaitis with 54 votes.

Ferguson said he’s ready to bring the same boundless energy he brought to the school committee, to the position of Highway Surveyor.

“It’s been an emotional two days. I just came being on the school committee for 15 years, and last night was my last official school committee meeting. Now I’m just wearing a different hat in town, but I look forward to it. I’m going to bring the same energy that I have on the school committee for 15 years to the department, and hopefully we’ll be successful.”

Two ballot questions there were rejected the first time at town meeting are also shot down by voters again a second time.

The question for a $1.4 million debt exclusion override to build a sidewalk down Main Street was defeated 883 to 606.

A question whether the Highway Surveyor should be an appointed rather than an elected position, loses 818 to 656.

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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.