Hudson releases unofficial results in municipal election


Hudson releases unofficial results in municipal election
Scott Duplisea supporters campaign for him on election day. (Photo/Evan Walsh)

HUDSON – Familiar faces are returning to Hudson boards after residents headed to the polls today. Voters also approved a ballot question related to a new Department of Public Works facility.

There were four contested races on the ballot. 

Incumbent and current Select Board Chair Scott Duplisea won another term on the board, receiving 911 votes over the 331 his challenger Herman Kabakoff earned, according to the unofficial results.

Meanwhile, Steven Sharek will serve a full term on the School Committee; he was appointed to the committee last summer. Sharek, who received 763 votes, will be joined by Erica Ankstitus, who received 749. Nicholas Martino was also vying for the School Committee.

Voters also re-elected Justin Provencher to the Municipal Light Board over challenger Lawrence Fine. Allyson O’Malley was elected to the Board of Health over Tony Buscemi.

There were also several uncontested races: Richard Harrity will continue to serve as town moderator; Diane Buchanan was re-elected to the trustees of benevolent funds; Sarah Cressy will continue to be on the Housing Authority; Michael Chaves will return to the Park Commission; Thomas Desmond earned another term as a library trustee and David Daigneault is returning to the Planning Board. 

In other races, Nelson Luz Santos was re-elected to a three-year term on the cemetery commission while Thomas Edward Garrity will serve a one-year term. Incumbents Michael Peckham, Brian Bowen and William Charbonneau were also re-elected.

Less than 50 votes separated the “yes” and “no” votes for the ballot question. 

The new operations facility for the DPW was recently approved at Town Meeting. However, the Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion on the ballot needed to pass to appropriate the funds. 

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