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No surprises in Sunderland election

  • The Sunderland polling place at the Sunderland elementary school Saturday, May 7. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • A voter fill out his ballot at the Sunderland polling place at the Sunderland elementary school Saturday, May 7. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt



For the Gazette
Thursday, May 19, 2016

SUNDERLAND — There were no surprises in the Sunderland town election May 7, as every office on the ballot was uncontested.

Robert T. Duby was re-elected as moderator, David J. Pierce will return for another three-year term as Select Board member, and Jessica Marsh Wissemann was elected to a five-year seat on the Planning Board. Wendy M. Houle, in her 18th year as town clerk, was re-elected to a three-year term.

Houle said 60 of Sunderland’s 2,348 registered voters, or 2.5 percent, showed up to the polls.

“It’s predictable. In some people’s minds, there’s nothing to vote for. The expectation is that the people on the ballot are going to win,” she said.

Also elected to three-year terms were James Kowaleck, assessor; Judith L. Pierce, Frontier Regional School Committee; Michael A. Wissemann, Riverside Cemetery Trustee; Elizabeth Ann Berry, library trustee; David Michael Wissemann, library trustee; Justine J. Rosewarne, library trustee; and Kenneth L. Kushi, town park trustee.