By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor
Hudson – Incumbents Joseph J. Durant and James Dalton Vereault will retain their seats on the Hudson Board of Selectmen. The two received the most votes, 1,353 and 1,093, respectively, in the Annual Town Election May 14. The third candidate in the race, Michael T. Bloomer, received 671 votes.
There will also be one new but familiar face on the board – Fred P. Lucy III, who won a special race to complete the term vacated by Santino Parente in 2011. Lucy previously served on the board for nine years. He received 901 votes to defeat John M. Parent and Cipriano S. Pinto, who received 715 and 250 votes, respectively.
There were several other contested races during the election. Incumbents Tamara A. Ducey and Lynn M. Valcourt, as well as political newcomer Lorraine Michela Nelson all won seats on the School Committee. The three defeated challenger Jen Wallingford. Brian C. Davis also will join the School Committee after beating two challengers, Timothy P. Roesch and Jennifer Joy Wallingford, to fill a one-year vacancy.
The voters also approved a measure to fund the town's $6 million share of the $62 million Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School renovation project.
According to Town Clerk Joan Wordell, 2,009, approximately 17 percent of the town's 12,456 registered voters, came out to the polls for the election.