Newcomer Baron wins Select Board seat in Whately election

  • Frederick Baron

Staff Writer
Published: 6/9/2021 4:54:40 PM

WHATELY — Frederick Baron was victorious in the only contested race in Tuesday’s town election, overtaking incumbent Frederick Orloski for a three-year Select Board term by more than 100 votes.

Baron received 193 votes to Orloski’s 86.

Baron, who is also a Finance Committee member, said he was “heartened” by the community’s response. The new board member said he is ready to “jump right into it,” as Whately’s annual Town Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 15.

“I better get ready for that,” Baron said. “Beyond that, I need to get up to speed on everything else.”

Baron said he is excited to get into the job and try to help Whately continue to grow.

“I will work hard and figure out how best to move the town forward,” Baron said.

The election took place at Town Hall from 10 a.m to 7 p.m. There were 297 ballots cast. Every other race on the ballot was uncontested. The results are as follows:

■Town moderator, one-year term: Nathanael Fortune.

■Whately School Committee, three-year term: Robert Halla.

■Whately School Committee, one-year term: Bethany Reilly.

■Board of Assessors, three-year term: Frederick Orloski.

■S. White Dickinson Memorial Library trustees, two seats with three-year terms: J. Robert Klinger and James Ross.

■Cemetery Commissioner, three-year term: Darcy Tozier.

■Board of Health, three-year term: Francis Fortino.

■Water commissioner, three-year term: John Matthew Lukin.

■Elector Under the Oliver Smith Will, one-year term: Keith Bardwell.

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