Hanson: Special recall election results in new selectman

Hanson is moving forward with new Selectman James McGahan after Stephen Amico was recalled at the Special Election on Saturday.

Of the 1641 total voters,  1174 voted for the recall and 449 voted against. McGahan thinks what made the difference is that “people want change.”

“I believe in democracy; I think we’ve seen it here today,” McGahan said, “Maybe what we can start doing, I really hope folks, is bring this town together as best as possible and move forward on solutions to the problems that we have in our town.”

McGahan came out on top with 1182 votes to Amico’s 417. McGahan promised to “do his best” for the town.

“This is my first time ever for any office of any kind like this and I’m looking forward, I want to move forward,” McGahan said, “I look forward to working with the [Selectmen] together and moving as quickly as we can especially to fixing our building problems.”

Moving forward, McGahan thinks it’s important to give the people options and strengthen communication.

McGahan publicly recognized Amico and the work he has done for the town. “I do think we should be gracious and thank Mr.Amico for the time he has done on the Board of Selectmen,” he said.

About Samantha Tracey

Samantha Tracey graduated from Salem State University in 2013 with a degree in Journalism. She has been reporting on local issues in a variety of towns: Bridgewater, Abington, Carver, Weymouth, East Bridgewater, Hanson, Halifax, etc. She says growing up on the South Shore has made it interesting now to be covering news in such familiar places.