Town Election Results for March 12, 2019

By Muriel Bristol | March 15, 2019

Milton had the second part of its annual Town election (the first being the Deliberative Session), on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Only about one-third (32.4%) of the electorate chose to participate: 1047 / 3232 = 32.4%.

Town offices appear first, followed by Town Warrant Articles. (Both are listed in the order of the percentages of votes received).


Town Offices (in Descending Order by Percentages Received)

Town Clerk / Tax Collector – One for Three Years

Michelle Beauchamp won the seat with 903 (86.2%) votes. She ran unopposed. “Scattering” received 6 (0.6%) votes.

Library Trustee – One for Three Years

Miranda Myhre won the seat with 844 (80.6%) votes. She ran unopposed. “Scattering” had 2 (0.2%) votes.

Cemetery Trustee – One for Three Years

Bruce W. Woodruff won the seat with 840 (80.2%) votes. He ran unopposed. “Scattering” received 7 (0.8%) votes.

Treasurer – One for One Year

Mackenzie Campbell won the seat with 836 (79.8%) votes. He ran unopposed. “Scattering” received 11 (1.1%) votes.

Trustee of the Trust Funds – One for Three Years

Brittney Leach won the seat with 814 (77.7%) votes. She ran unopposed. “Scattering” received 2 (2.0%) votes.

Planning Board – Two for Three Years

Joseph A. Michaud won a seat with 791 (75.5%) votes. He ran unopposed. Nick Philbrick won a seat with 20 (2.0%) write-in votes.

Budget Committee – Two for Three Years

Thomas McDougall won a seat with 700 (66.9%) votes. Humphry Williams won a seat with 575 (54.9%) votes. They ran unopposed. “Scattering” received 45 (4.3%) votes.

See also Wintry Mix – Budget Committee and Meet Mr. Williams

Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) – Two for Three Years

James M. “Mike” Beaulieu won a seat with 646 (61.7%) votes. Sean Skillings won a seat with 618 (50.0%) votes. They ran unopposed. “Scattering” received 16 (1.5%) votes.

Fire Chief – One for Three Years

Nicholas Marique won the seat with 630 (60.2%) votes. Stephen D. Duchesneau received 396 (37.8%) votes. Neither of the above received 21 (2.0%) votes.

See also Wintry Mix – Fire Chief

Board of Selectmen – One for Three Years

A total of 963 votes were cast for the five candidates for the single three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen.

Andrew “Andy” Rawson won the seat with 311  (33.9%) votes. (That would be 9.6% of the total electorate).

Laurence D. “Larry” Brown received 250 (23.9%) votes, Billy Walden received 223 (21.3%) votes, Adam G. Sturtevant received 104 (9.9%) votes, None of the above had 84 (8.0%) votes, James M. “Mike” Beaulieu received 72 (6.9%) votes, and “Scattering” had 3 (0.3%) votes.

See also Wintry Mix – Board of Selectmen

Budget Committee – One for One Year

Dennis Woods won the seat with 154 (14.7%) votes. That would be 56.6% of the 272 write-in votes.


Town Warrant Articles (in Descending Order by Percentages Received)

Article 15: Eradicate Invasive SpeciesPassed – 740 (70.7%) in favor, 275 (26.3%) opposed, and 32 (3.1%) neither

Article 17: Milton Cemetery Expendable Trust FundPassed – 715 (68.3%) in favor, 248 (23.7%) opposed, and 84 (8.0%) neither

Article 18: Community Revitalization Tax Relief Incentive RSA 79-EPassed – 673 (64.3%) in favor, 286 (27.3%) opposed, and 88 (8.4%) neither

Article 2: Amend Zoning MapPassed – 632 (60.4%) in favor, 408 (39.0%) opposed, and 7 (0.6%) neither

Article 14: Bridge Capital Reserve FundPassed – 626 (59.8%) in favor, 379 (36.2%) opposed, and 42 (4.0%) neither

Article 5: Operating BudgetRejected – 382 (36.5%) in favor, 614 (58.6%) opposed, 51 (4.9%) neither

Article 3: ZoningRejected – 382 (36.5%) in favor, 609 (58.2%) opposed, and 56 (5.3%) neither

Article 6: Highway and Road Reconstruction FundPassed – 595 (56.8%) in favor, 406 (38.8%) opposed, and 46 (4.4%) neither

Article 13: Geographic Information SystemPassed – 583 (55.7%) in favor, 419 (40.0%) opposed, and 45 (4.3%) neither

Article 16: Conservation Commission Casey Road FundPassed – 576 (55.0%) in favor, 431 (41.2%) opposed, and 40 (3.8%) neither

Article 11: Milton Free Public Library Capital Reserve FundPassed – 576 (55.0%) in favor, 429 (41.0%) opposed, and 42 (4.0%) neither

Article 7: Fire Department Equipment and Apparatus Capital Reserve FundPassed – 551 (52.6%) in favor, 455 (43.5%) opposed, and 41 (3.9%) neither

Article 12: Town of Milton Technology FundPassed – 549 (52.4%) in favor, 452 (43.2%) opposed, and 46 (4.4%) neither

Article 19: Town Boat Ramp Revitalization and Construction (Submitted by Petition)Rejected – 412 (39.4%) in favor, 546 (52.1%) opposed, and 89 (8.5%) neither

Article 4: ZoningPassed – 546 (52.1%) in favor, 428 (40.9%) opposed, and 73 (7.0%) neither

Article 8: Highway Department Special Equipment Capital Reserve FundPassed – 539 (51.5%) in favor, 455 (43.5%) opposed, and 53 (5.0%) neither

Article 9: Highway Department Capital Reserve Vehicle FundPassed – 513 (49.0%) in favor, 495 (47.3%) opposed, and 39 (3.7%) neither

Article 10: Municipal Buildings Capital Reserve FundRejected – 497 (47.5%) in favor, 500 (47.8%) opposed, and 50 (4.8%) neither


See also School District Election Results for March 12, 2019


References:

Milton Town Clerk. (2019, March 14) March 12, 2019 Town Election Results. Retrieved from www.miltonnh-us.com/sites/miltonnh/files/news/march_12_2019_town_results.pdf

Author: Muriel Bristol

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