House, Mock elected selectmen


TURNER-Incumbent Lawrence M. House and newcomer Charlie B. Mock were elected to the Board of Selectmen from a slate of four candidates in light voting Friday. House garnered 129 votes and Mock collected 122, outpacing Angelo Terreri with 93 and Daniel Dimambro, 39.

Mock will replace current board chairman Lori Fish on the Turner Board of Selectmen. Fish, the wife of Fire Department Chief Steven Fish, said she is leaving the board after six years “because it’s just not worth it any more. I have enjoyed it, I always tried to do my best for the townspeople, I had no personal agenda.”

Selectmen last summer voted not to reappoint Fish to head the volunteer fire department. A legal battle ensued with the chief eventually winning reappointment with conditions placed on his continued service.

In other uncontested balloting yesterday, incumbent Harris L. Bradeen captured the day’s high vote with 190 for a one-year term on the SAD 52 Board of Directors. Incumbent and School Board Chair Elizabeth F. Bullard received 185 votes to return for three years as a director, and write-in Peter Ricker, with 39 votes, won the other three -year term on the board, filling a seat vacated by Mary Ann Leonard.

Also uncontested were three candidates for three spots on the town Budget Committee: Ronald L. Harris received 188 votes for a seat, Robert A. Levesque had 185, and Rodney Shaw, 183.

There are 3,554 registered voters in Turner; 221 cast ballots on Friday.