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Lyme residents reelect Mattson to first selectman seat

Lyme — Democratic First Selectman Steve Mattson was elected to his second term with 580 votes Tuesday night. He ran unopposed.

Along with Mattson, Democrat incumbent John Kiker and Republican incumbent Parker Lord ran unopposed and were reelected to office as the town's two selectmen. Lord, 79, was elected to his 12th term with 349 votes, while Kiker, 58, was elected to his second term with 400 votes.

In contested races, Democrat Susan Tyler was elected as the Board of Finance alternate with 455 votes. Also elected was Democrat Carol C. House with 462 votes and Republican Bernard A. Gigliotti with 466 votes for the Planning and Zoning Commission. Democrat Anna B. James was elected to the Zoning Board of Appeals alternate with 416 votes, and Democrat Bob House was elected to fill a two-year vacancy for the Board of Finance alternate with 431 votes.

Running uncontested, Republican incumbent William L. Hawthorne was reelected as town treasurer with 553 votes. Also running uncontested, Democrat Jarrod Leonardo and incumbent Republican Dan Hagan were elected to full terms on the Board of Finance with 501 and 443 votes respectively; incumbent Republican Harry P. Broom Jr. was elected to the Board of Assessment Appeals with 518 votes; Kiker was reelected on the Zoning Board of Appeals with 543 votes; incumbent Democrat Judith Ulrich and Democrat Michael James, along with Republican Diana F. Fiske, were elected as the city's three library directors with 511, 420, and 369 votes respectively; and Republican incumbent Mary Powell-St. Louis was reelected onto the Region 18 Board of Education with 553 votes.

The total number of voters participating in Lyme's Tuesday election was 758 people.


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