Whitman: Town election lacks contested races, write-in vote winners

Whitman Town Clerk Dawn Varley swearing in new school committee member Daniel Cullity.

The town of Whitman held its annual town elections on Saturday, despite the lack of any contested races on the ballot.

However, there were two races that had open seats that were up for grabs; two three-year term on the school committee and a one-year term on the planning board.

Once the polls closed, the numbers were read from each of the four precincts and then a hand count was conducted to check for write in votes.

Robert Trotta, who was on the ballot, secured one of the two school committee seats, leaving the second seat open for write-in votes

An hour later, Town Clerk Dawn Varley shared the results for the open seat on the school committee. Dan Cullity was a write-in winner with 37.

Cullity spent the day in front of town hall holding a campaign sign.

Meanwhile, Richard Rosen gained enough write-in votes to edge out Harry Bates and Thomas Lauzon III for the one-year term on the planning board.

Whitman’s election saw 511 of the town’s 9,600 registered voters head to the polls to cat a ballot on Saturday.

3-year term; Whitman Hanson Regional School Committee (Pick 2)

Robert Trotta             545

Daniel Cullity               37

Joshua MacNeil          19

Patricia McKay              9

Alexandria Taylor      17

1-year term; Planning Board (Pick 1)

Richard Rosen               4

Harry Bates                     3

Thomas Lauzon III        3

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Kevin Tocci is a Brockton area reporter, news anchor and host of Monday Night Talk which airs on Monday nights at 6:15 p.m. on 95.9FM WATD.