Sexton keeps Granby Select Board seat

  • Glen N. Sexton won another three-year term on the Granby Select Board in Monday’s town elections. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Staff Writer
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

GRANBY — An incumbent Select Board member earned a new three-year term, while a member of the School Committee lost his reelection bid in Granby town elections Monday, according to unofficial results from Town Clerk Katherine E. Kelly-Regan.

Glen N. Sexton of Amherst Street defeated challenger Sherri Laizer of East Street, 327-228, for a position on the Select Board. Sexton was first elected to the board in 2017.

For School Committee, where two seats were open, Stephanie P. Parent of Batchelor Street and Audrey Siudak of Greenmeadow Lane, with 355 and 314 votes, respectively, beat incumbent Michael T. Simpson of Porter Street, who lost with 275 votes.

Siudak, who teaches kindergarten in Chicopee public schools, said she hopes to bring the perspective of a teacher to the school panel.

Parent, a real estate agent with two children at East Meadow School, wrote in a candidate statement that if elected she would prioritize strengthening communication and the relationship between the schools and town, implement transparent leadership, increase local partnerships and expand community involvement.

Incumbents who won reelection in uncontested races included Gregg A. Leonard of Batchelor Street for a three-year position on the Board of Assessors, Richard G. Bombardier of Ferry Hill Road for a three-year position on the Board of Health, Kevin B. Brooks of State Street for a three-year position as Commissioner of Burial Grounds, and Paula M. Lapite of Ferry Hill Road and Kathryn C. Mercier of Porter Street for three-year terms as library trustees.

Newcomers who won positions included Jason M. Smigiel of West State Street for a five-year term on the Planning Board, and Nita B. Abbott of State Street for a three-year position as library trustee.

Votes were cast by 563 of the towns 4,685 registered voters, for a 12% turnout.