WILTON – Voters on Tuesday supported Rep. Tom Saviello over professor Michael Burke for a seat on the Board of Selectmen. The vote was 192-89.

Saviello, who served on the board twice before, said he was looking forward to being back.

“The board always gets things done. There are no parties,” he said, “it’s all about what’s best for the town.”

He thanked Burke for his enthusiasm in choosing to run and said he hoped Burke would come to the meetings and get more involved. He had some good ideas, Saviello said.

Saviello, 59, is an independent legislator who will not be returning to the House of Representatives next year because of the term limit law. He said he has not made a decision about his next political step but enjoys serving Wilton.

Burke, 56, teaches English at Colby College in Waterville. He moved to Wilton in 1987 and wanted to work on the problems that have plagued the town.

SAD 9 director Angie LeClair won re-election with 254 votes. She was unopposed.

In Fayette, David Pollock, the only candidate for selectman, got 73 votes.

Selectman Diane Polky got 25 write-in votes for the school board, Town Manager Mark Robinson said. As of late Tuesday, Polky had not officially accepted the position, he said.

She did not run for selectman, and no one ran for the school board.

Voting results from the town of Readfield were unavailable Tuesday night. Voters were deciding on two selectmen positions from four candidates and voting to confirm the new school budget.


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