Originally published in
Island Ad-Vantages, January 24, 2013
Longstanding First Selectman challenged by Second Selectman in upcoming Deer Isle election
The deadline to take out and return nomination papers in the town of Deer Isle has come and gone and there is a two-way race for first selectman.
Longstanding First Selectman Neville Hardy will be challenged by Second Selectman Twyla Weed. Both returned nomination papers by deadline, said town clerk Becky Knowlton. If Weed is able to nudge Hardy out of his seat, then the seat of second selectman would need to be filled. The seat could only be filled by a special election. Weed would remain second selectman is unsuccessful
Hardy was first elected to the board of selectmen in 1968.
In other races, there are one-year terms as tax collector, town clerk and road commissioner. These seats are held by Myra “Lorraine” Weed, Becky Knowlton and Paul Gray, respectively, who have all returned papers to run for reelection.