Mashpee Municipal Election Decides Contested Races and Holtec


MASHPEE — Voters in Saturday’s mayoral election decided on three contested races and, in a non-binding question, asked state lawmakers to do all they can to stop Holtec Decommissioning International from dumping radioactive water in Cape Cod Bay.

Carol A. Sherman was re-elected to the board for a three-year term with 868 votes, beating the challenger. Chad Richard Allen Smith who received 567 votes.

In the race for two seats on the Planning Council, Karen Faulkner led all candidates with 911 votes. She will be joined on the board by Michael Richardson who received 817 votes. Paul J. Thurston failed with 514 votes. The term is three years.

Carole Sherman

With 1,032 votes, Mary J. LeClair was re-elected to the library’s board of trustees for a three-year term. She will be joined by Kate E. Milde who collected 721 votes. Mohamad Fahd failed with 417 votes.

Karen Faulkner

In an uncontested race for a one-term term on the library board, Bethany N. Geatrakas received 1,032.

Housing Authority: Richard Neil Klein was elected to a five-year term with 802 votes. There were no other candidates but a variety of candidates received 346 write-in votes.

John Miller was elected to a three-year term as moderator with 1,089 votes. There were no other candidates.

School committee member Don D. Myers was reelected to a three-year term with 1,061 votes. There were no other candidates in the race.

Water Commissioner F. Thomas Fudala was re-elected for a three-year term with 1,072 votes. There were no other candidates in the race.

Voters answered a resounding “yes” to the single ballot question, with 1,285 votes in favor and 84 against. The question asked if the city should contact state officials to use means to ensure that Holtec Decommissioning International does not release radioactive water from the now closed Pilgrim Nuclear Generating Station in Cape Cod Bay. .

Voter turnout was low, with only 1,474 registered voters out of 12,347.

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