Powell Wins Third Term as Sharon Selectman
Incumbent withstands write-in campaign.
Sharon Selectman Richard Powell withstood a write-in campaign to win re-election to a third three-year term Tuesday.
According to unofficial results from Tuesday's annual election, Powell received 795 of the 1,187 votes cast for selectman at the Sharon High School polls.
Michael O'Shea launched a write-in campaign for the office recently.
There were 392 total write-in votes, according to the unofficial results. O'Shea's share of that was unclear Tuesday night.
Powell recently said maintaining Sharon's "fiscal stability" would be his focus if re-elected.
O'Shea, meanwhile, said he would bring "the ability to listen to everybody and to make an informed decision" to the board. O'Shea said he was running partly because how selectmen enacted health insurance reform with the town unions this spring concerned him.
The election drew 1,245 voters, or 10.07 percent, of Sharon's registered voters to the Sharon High School polls.
Sharon Patch expects to update this story later today.