Blandford Selectman elected

BLANDFORD – Voters in Blandford turned out to vote Thursday in a special election to fill an opening on the Board of Selectmen created by the death last summer of selectman Theodore Jensen.
The contest had been between Michael “Mick” Brennan and another member of the town’s Finance Committee, Dale Miller.
The town clerk, Staci Iglesias, reported Friday morning that 261 voters cast ballots in the new Town Hall and, when the ballots were counted,  Brennan had garnered the majority with 177 votes cast in his favor. Miller was favored by 84 voters. With his election, Brennan will resign from the Finance Committee.
Both candidates are retired and have lived in the town for about a decade. Both had said that getting the town’s financial house in order was their top priority.
Brennan had touted his legal training and banking career when he appealed for support in a campaign letter he said was mailed to all town residents.
Miller had said that the town hall workers were “really good people” and said that she had hope to assemble a “strong team” to find “creative ways” to resolve the town’s ongoing financial issues.
Brennan had said that he thought he was qualified to give the town workers direction to resolve those issues.
Iglesias said that Brennan will be sworn in at 6 p.m. on Monday, prior to the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Selectmen.


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