By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor
Westborough – George Barrette and Denzil Drewry have won the race for two spots on the Board of Selectmen (BOS) in the March 6 Annual Town Election. Barrette received 1802 votes, Drewry received 1324 and the third candidate in the race, Andrew Reinach, received 1283. Barrette and Drewry are both former selectmen, while Reinach is a political newcomer. Barrette and Drewry will replace incumbents Lydia Goldblatt and George Thompson.
“I am pleased and flattered to be elected again,” Barrette said. “I enjoyed being on the board and I am looking forward to it again.”
“We have a lot of important things coming up including the municipal buildings renovations, and the [Westborough] state hospital,” he added. “But I know a lot of people are still hurting – I want to be sensitive to them and be sure to hear what they are saying.”
This was Reinach's first time running and as such, he noted that although he was disappointed not to win a spot, he had enjoyed the campaign process.
“I would like to congratulate George and Denny on their wins, and for running a gentlemen's race,” he said. “I learned a lot about the town and became more passionate about becoming involved in Westborough.”
He said that he hoped to become involved with another town board or committee but it was too early to say if he would run for selectman again.
As of press time, Drewry could not be reached for comments.
Other candidates on the ballot included: Paul George for one spot on the Assabet Valley Regional Vocational District School Committee; Brian Bush for one spot on the Planning Board; Nicole Sullivan for one spot on the School Committee; and Karen Fay, James Holmes and Carolyn Spring, who were running for the three open spots on the Library Board of Trustees. For complete results, go to communityadvocate.com/westborough.