Charlene Donahue and Bill McKeen will join the Whitefield Board of Selectmen after the election of municipal officials Friday, March 17. In a close three-way race for two open seats, Donahue received the most votes with 121.
McKeen won the second open seat with 103 votes. Bruce Mathews received 93 votes. There were no incumbents in the selectmen’s race. Dennis Merrill and Sue McKeen did not seek re-election.
David Boynton won his first three-year term as road commissioner with 147 votes. Boynton has long served as road commissioner; however, the term was changed from a one-year term to a three-year term at Whitefield’s 2016 annual town meeting.
Marianne Marple and Glenn Angell were re-elected to the planning board. Marple received 150 votes and Angell 137.
No name appeared on the ballot for a third seat on the board. However, Steve Sheehy received the most write-in votes with 23. Daniel Jackson received 10 and Mark Ostroff received nine.
There also was no name on the ballot for a seat on the RSU 12 Board of Directors. Tara Delisle, who currently holds the seat, received 12 write-in votes. Robin Huntley received 11 write-in votes.
The write-in candidate with the most votes will be contacted to see if they will accept the position, said Aaron Miller, administrative assistant to the selectmen.