Bisbee elected to Goshen Select Board by a landslide - 128 votes
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GOSHEN — Town officials are calling the recent election to fill a vacant seat on the Select Board a “record turnout.” On Saturday, 163 residents voted in an election to fill the vacancy left by the late John Judd, who died in July.
A clear favorite in the election was Scott Bisbee of Fuller Road, who pulled in 128 votes. Former Select Board member Edwin J. Brennan of Cape Street received 32 votes, while Mary Packer got three write-in votes.
Bisbee, a service manager at George Propane in Goshen and a Gulf War veteran, has no experience in town government. Bisbee that he believes that this allows him to bring a fresh perspective to the table.
“The turnout was pretty amazing and it was also a pretty big confidence boost,” he said.
“It was definitely a record turnout,” Selectman Board Chairman Joe Roberts said. “It is nice to see people getting involved.”
Elected in 2012, Roberts is now the longest-sitting selectmen on the board. Vice Chairwoman Diane Bushee was elected to the three-member board in July after former selectman Jon Adams resigned his position in early May.
Roberts said that it will probably take a little time for the three selectmen to become acquainted with each other and explore how they can best work together as a team.
“Not that we have a full board, we can get on with the business of the town,” Roberts said.