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Voter Guide: Race For First Selectman Is At Top Of The Ballot In Sherman

Sherman Town Hall.
Sherman Town Hall. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

SHERMAN, Conn. -- “All politics is local:” That's the famous saying from House Speaker Thomas P. "Tip” O'Neill.

And the election Tuesday in Connecticut is all about local races, with voters heading to the polls to vote for their fellow town residents. These are the elected town officials who have a direct impact on property taxes, schools, police, town services and more.

At the top of the ballot in Sherman is the race for first selectman, with Democrat Don Lowe challenging incumbent Republican Clay Cope.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. To check your polling place, click here .

First Selectman:

  • Don Lowe - D
  • Clay Cope - R


  • Kevin Kennan - D
  • Robert Ostrosky - R

Town Clerk:

  • Carol Havens - R

Town Treasurer:

  • Eric Holub - R

Tax Collector:

  • Tabitha Fazzone - R

Board of Education (vote for three):

  • David Silvay - D
  • James Neunzing - D
  • Susan Seeger - R
  • Dorinda Lenihan - R
  • Thomas P. Hackett - Petitioning Candidate

Board of Assessment Appeals (full term):

  • Kim Devine Kean - D
  • Shelia J. McMahon - R
Board of Assessment Appeals (to fill opening):
  • Ann Chiaramonte - D
  • Arthur von Plachecki - R

Planning and Zoning Commission (vote for three):

  • Neil Volkmar - D
  • Ryan Peburn - D
  • Richard Lenihan - R

Planning and Zoning Commission Alternates (vote for three):

  • Jerrold Siegel - D
  • Roberta Linkletter - R
  • Veronia Rehders - R

Zoning Board of Appeals (five-year term begins 2018):

  • Kenic Guber - D
  • Richard Hudson - R
Zoning Board of Appeals (five-year term begins 2019) :
  • Jared J. Bonner - R
Constables (vote for four):
  • Ernie Dech - D
  • Joe Keneally - D
  • Ken Knipple - D
  • Edward Hayes - R
  • Richard Hudson - R
  • George O. Linkletter - R
  • Micheal H. Crawford - R

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