Voter turnout strong in Stetson election

Posted June 10, 2009, at 11:17 p.m.

STETSON, Maine — Voters elected a selectman and a road commissioner and settled two local referendum questions Tuesday in local elections.

Turnout in the town’s elections was strong, at about 300 voters, or about 30 percent of Stetson’s estimated 900 registered voters, Town Clerk Diane Lacadie said late Tuesday night.

In an Election Day upset, incumbent Selectman Gerald Button lost his re-election bid to Terry White, who received 141 votes to Button’s 39 votes. George Hockstadter, who also ran, received 91 votes.

John Biggar was re-elected road commissioner with 172 votes. His challenger, Sydney Beem had 93 votes.

Lacadie said that residents approved their town’s share of the SAD 64 budget in a vote of 190-62, and that they decided to keep the town’s war memorial at its current location in front of the town office rather than move it.

Stetson’s annual town meeting is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Meeting House.

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