There eight candidates — four Republicans, three Democrats and a petitioning write-in candidate — competing in two separate races for six seats on the nine-member Planning and Zoning Commission.
Seeking five open four-year seats are three candidates from each major party, plus the write-in candidate. The Republican candidates for four-year seats, all incumbents, are: Rebecca Mucchetti, Stephen Cole and George Hanlon. The Democratic candidates for the four-year seats are Charles Robbins and Joe Fossi, both incumbents, and Joe Dowdell. The write-in candidate is Bob Cousins, a registered Republican who is running unaffiliated. To vote for Cousins voters must fill in a “bubble” on the ballot on the “Write-In Votes” line on the ballot, then write his name. Voters can choose five, and five of the seven will be elected.