No new faces on East Lyme Board of Selectmen
East Lyme — Town residents selecting from a full slate of more than 40 candidates running for spots on seven boards and commissions this Election Day chose many new Democrats to fill those seats.
The Board of Selectmen will stay as it was, with Democrat incumbents Rose Ann Hardy and Daniel R. Cunningham returning to the board, as well as Republican incumbents Marc L. Salerno, Paul T. Dagle and Kevin A. Seery. Democrat newcomer Jason Deeble was not elected.
As for the Board of Finance, Democrats Ann Cicchiello, Richard Steel and Peter Derosa were elected. Both Derosa and Cicchiello presently hold seats on the Inland Wetland Agency, but Derosa told The Day Tuesday that should he and Cicchiello be elected onto the Board of Finance, both would resign from the Inland Wetland Agency. Both Republican candidates were not elected to the board.
Republican incumbents Eric Bauman and Jaime Barr Shelburn, as well as Democrats Catherine Steel, Barry Sheckley and incumbent Jill Carini, were elected onto the Board of Education.
In addition, Republican incumbent Timothy Hagen, who was running uncontested, will fill a two-year vacancy on the board.
Incumbent Democrat Michael Bekech and Republicans Suzanne Szupiany and incumbent Patrick Hughes were elected to the Board of Assessment Appeals.
Democrats Richard Gordon, Nichole Davison and incumbent Michelle Royce Williams were elected for a full term on the Planning Commission. No Republicans were elected.
Democrats Brian Bohmbach and Elizabeth Allen were elected to full-term alternate positions on the Planning Commission, while Republican Mary Ann Salvatore will fill a two-year vacancy on the commission.
Democrats Terence Donovan, William Dwyer and Anne Thurlow were elected to the Zoning Commission, while Democrat Denise Markovitz was elected into an alternate position on the commission.
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