PARIS — Board of Selectmen Chairman Sam Elliot and board member Robert Wessels were re-elected Tuesday, beating two challengers in the annual town election.

About 858 of the town’s approximately 3,500 voters cast ballots.

Elliot received 403 votes; Wessels got 456.

Opponents Janet Jamison received 257 votes, and Mike Risica received 196 votes. Both are members of the Budget Committee.

Elliot said Tuesday night that he was pleased to be re-elected and wants to move forward with town business and keep it on an “even keel.”

Jamison, a former selectman, said she was running because the town has been “in a muddle” since the firing of former Town Manager Sharon Jackson in 2009. She also said she wanted to stop worrying about what happens to Paris residential tax dollars.

Risica said he was running to give people more of a voice in town.

In other election news, SAD 17 Director Michael Dignan was re-elected with 650 votes, and Paris Utility District Trustee Garrick Frost was re-elected with 618 votes.

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