There’s only one contested race in the upcoming Rochester election and it’s the top spot. The deadline for filing paper to run for office in Rochester passed on February 20 and two candidates have filed to run for the position of Selectman. Brad Morse is the incumbent in the race and he is seeking another term. He is joined by Michael Murphy who has previously served as a selectman in Rochester and hopes to return to the board.
The remaining spots in on the ballot are all uncontested and include; Jeff Eldridge, Highway Surveyor; Leo Dalbec and David Hughes, Constable (2 positions); Leo Dalbec, Cemetery Commission; Robert Francis, Planning Board (3 year term); Dennis Desrosiers and Winston Sharples, Library Trustee (2 positions); John DeMaggio and Bendix Bailey, Planning Board (5 year term, 2 positions); Diana Knapp, Assessor; Sharon Hartley, RMS School Committee; Derek Medeiros, ORR School Committee; David Hughes, Park Commission; Richard Charon, Water Commission; Glenn Lawrence, Board of Health.
The election is scheduled for April 10 and will be held at the Senior Center on Dexter Lane. Those interested in registering to vote prior to the election can do so up until March 21 at the Town Clerk’s Office in the Town Hall.
By Paul Lopes