Halifax voters cast 1175 ballots in the Halifax Town Election on May 15. Of the 6,014 registered voters, 19.5% chose to be counted. The heavy campaigning saw a veteran Selectman and Board of Health and Planning Board members defeated by newcomers to the boards.
Selectman Tom Millias got the nod from 499 voters while Ashley Anne DiSesa got 601 votes. Write-ins were nine and Blanks 66.
Alan J. Dias was a candidate for re-election to the Planning Board where he was unseated by Brendon W. Elliot. Dias got 426 votes to Eliot’s 654.
Dias was also a candidate for re-election to the Board of Health but lost to Pamela Ann Engstrom who got 633 votes to Dias’ 473. There were two write-ins and 67 Blanks.
Dorothy L. Lamoureux won re-election to a three-year term on the Board of Assessors with 802 votes. Write-ins were 15 and 358 were Blank.
There were 137 write-ins for the three-year term on the Board of Library Trustees. Susan Vogt and Patrick Michaels each won seats. There were 2,213 Blanks.
Kathleen Shiavone was elected to the two-year term on the Board of Library Trustees with 826 votes. There were 21 write-ins and 328 Blanks.
Summer Schmaling won election to the two-year term on the Halifax Elementary School Committee, besting Lana M. Eldridge who got 513 votes. There were two write-ins and 72 left Blank.
Two candidates won three-year terms to the Halifax Elementary School Committee. James F. Keegan III won with 455 votes and Lauren Laws 493 votes. Marline Amedee got 419 votes, Jennifer Ann Carroll 369, and Robert W. Johnson got 200 votes. There were two write-ins and 412 Blanks.
Summer Schmaling also won election to the two-year term on the Silver Lake Regional School Committee with 571 votes. Her opponent, Marline Amedee took 518 votes. There were 2 write-ins and 84 Blanks.
Gordon Laws won a seat for three years on the Silver Lake Regional School Committee with 532 votes to his opponent, Jennifer Ann Carroll’s 464 votes. There were four write-ins and175 Blanks.
Robert Gaynor won a three-year term as Town Moderator with his write-in campaign. There were 176 write-ins and 999 Blanks.
Bruce Nobles won a three-year term as Park Commissioner. There were 139 write-ins and 1036 Blanks.
Michael J. Schleiff won a two-year term as Park Commissioner. There were 54 write-ins and 1121 Blanks.
Daniel O. Bosworth, Jr. won a 3-year seat on the Board of Water Commissioners with 826 votes. There were 12 write-ins and 337 Blanks.
Susan Marie Lawless was elected to a three-year term as Town Clerk with 826 votes. There were 17 write-ins and 283 Blanks.
Pamela R. Adduci won re-election to the Treasurer/Collector position with 901 votes. There were 14 write-ins and 260 Blanks.