Kantor wins Conway Selectboard race

Recorder Staff
Thursday, May 17, 2018

CONWAY — In spite of a vigorous write-in campaign for Robert Baker, Philip Kantor won a position on the Selectboard.

Kantor was unopposed for Baker’s seat after Baker decided not to run for re-election. In the days leading up to Thursday’s election, some residents started a write-in campaign to keep Baker on the board.

A total of 207 voters showed up at the polls out of 1,421 registered, resulting in 14.57 percent voter turnout.

Kantor received 136 votes to Baker’s 56.

Other results

Voters decided overwhelmingly to exempt the $330,000 repair of a bridge on North Poland Road from Proposition 2½. Voters approved the exemption, 162 to 31.

Unopposed incumbents elected to three-year terms were: Russell French for an assessor seat; Mary McClintock for a seat on the Planning Board; Marie Jose Iken for a position on the Board of Health.

Unopposed incumbent Michael Merritt won a two-year School Committee seat.

Unopposed incumbent Nick Fuller won a one-year seat as Town Moderator.

Seats that did not have anyone elected were three-year seats for Planning Board, Board of Health and School Committee. All seats received write-in candidates.