GROTON — Finance Committee member Barry Pease topped the three-man race for two Board of Selectmen seats, while incumbent Selectman Josh Degen won re-election in the annual Town Election Tuesday, according to preliminary election results from Town Clerk Michael Bouchard.
Pease received 1,608 votes, more than either of the other two candidates. Degen finished in second Monday with 1,588 votes, thereby securing re-election after 10 years as a selectman. Planning Board member Russ Burke’s 1,229 votes were insufficient to win him a seat on the board.
However, incumbent Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee member Leslie Lathrop was defeated. Angela Donahue and Marlena Gilbert secured the two open positions on the School Committee with 1,406 votes and 1,353 votes, respectively. Lathrop, who has been on the committee for six years, finished in third with 1,196 votes.
Lathrop was not the only incumbent to be defeated Monday: Water Commissioner David Crocker was seeking another three-year term and lost by only 13 votes to Greg Fishbone.
Rodney Hersh won re-election as Groton Electric Light Commissioner with 1,584 votes, whole runner-up Olin Lathrop received 694 votes. Incumbent Commissioner of Trust Funds Leslie Wickfield also won over challenger June Adams Johnson by a vote of 1,261 to 896.
In the race for a one-year position as Trustee of the Groton Public Library, Marilyn Dabritz defeated D. Leigh Horte by a vote of 1,148 to 603.
The remainder of Tuesday’s elections were uncontested.
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