Gorham elects former town clerk selectman, picks Cryans over Kenney for councilBy Debra Thornblad
Special to the Union Leader
March 11. 2014 11:20PM
GORHAM – Voters in Gorham went with Democrat Michael Cryans over Republican Joseph Kenney for Executive Council by a vote of 270 to 187.
On the local level, it was all on the school side.
There were two openings for three-year seats on the GRS Cooperative School Board and three candidates. Gina Saladino and incumbent Barney Valliere won the two seats with votes of 396 and 315 respectively. The third candidate, Robert Balon, got a respectable 82 votes.
There was also a race for one 1-year seat on the school board. Lori Boisselle won that seat over Edwin Giron, with 262 to 174 votes respectively.
Gregory Corrigan ran unopposed for a 1-year at large Shelburne GRS member of the school board. All three towns in the cooperative, Gorham, Randolph and Shelburne, vote for this position.
Grace LaPierre, former town clerk/tax collector, ran unopposed for selectmen and won with 364 votes. A write-in candidate, Terry Oliver, most recently on the town's budget committee, got 24 votes.
All four warrant articles dealing with zoning issues, mainly definitions, passed by the healthy margin.