By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor
Shrewsbury – James Kane has won his bid for re-election for the Board of Selectmen (BOS) in the May 1 Annual Town Election. Kane, who is the board's current chair, received 2,491 votes, or just over 72 percent. His challenger, former Selectman Benjamin Tartaglia, received 959 votes or almost 28 percent.
Jason Palitsch, who ran unopposed for the School Committee, received 389 votes or 98.98 percent.
According to Town Clerk Sandy Wright, 3,517 voters, approximately 15.72 percent of the town's registered voters, came out for the election.
“I was just thrilled to have the overwhelming support of the voters on May 1 and [am] looking forward to a productive three years working with my colleagues [on the board], the town manager and Town Meeting members,” Kane said after the results were in.
In an email, Tartaglia noted “Regarding the Selectman race, it was our second choice for an outcome. The 16 percent of the voters who went to the poll have spoken.”
“I sincerely wish Mr. Kane and the rest of the Board of Selectmen all the best as they face the challenges ahead of them,” he added.
To read Tartaglia's complete email, go to http://communityadvocate.com/2012/05/03/tartaglia-thanks-shrewsbury-supporters/.